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by wapcaplet
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Honey, plus bees
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Re: Honey, plus bees

But i dislike the fact that their collected honey in their 'tail' wasted. Maybe you should put it in the center. Yeah, in the head would be ideal so it gets fed first, but swimmers seem to do poorly with a lot of weight in the front. In the middle I wonder if it would interrupt the S1 signal from s...
by wapcaplet
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Honey, plus bees
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Honey, plus bees

Researching the use of a lipocyte split to change behavior, I spent longer than I care to admit building this awesome bee that makes magical honey which makes more bees. On this substrate, one bee is usually enough to get it started, but here are 3 to start with: wapcaplet-honey-3-inserted.substrate...
by wapcaplet
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pheromone trails
Replies: 9
Views: 3752

Re: Pheromone trails

And they couldn't do multiple trips out and back, but that's a whole other ball game Right, the more I think about it, that seems impractical. In quantity, one trip each would be plenty. A viable single round-trip organism would need two "behavior modes", or life-cycle phases or whatever we want to...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Density Gradient Swimmers
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Density Gradient Swimmers

Another day, another cell lab creation. In the category of in-game visualization tools, I made these swimmers mostly to learn more about the effects of three related paramters: Gravity, Density, and Density Gradient. They ended up making a cool pattern of colors: density-gradient-swimmers.substrate ...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Nursing Photo-Swimmers
Replies: 2
Views: 1926

Nursing Photo-Swimmers

This is a swimmer that lays a lot of eggs which don't have enough nutrients to grow into adults. Normally, we would prefer to use an attached lipocyte egg that collects all the nutrients it needs before splitting--it seems our most effective organisms usually give "live birth" in this way, since it ...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Avoidance III: Infection
Replies: 30
Views: 6632

Re: Avoidance III: Infection

Finally made it! A slight adjustment to nutrient priority balance (to make them reproduce less often) helped a little, but I think what really clinched it was to eliminate the clumping problem, by making the red-detecting stereocyte itself red, so my swimmers would avoid each other. Before, bunches ...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neurocyte simulator
Replies: 25
Views: 16867

Re: Neurocyte simulator

I found these visualizations very helpful for understanding what's going on in the neurocyte. Rather than a simple oscillation, it's a kind of feedback loop where the outputs gradually build up based on the four oscillation parameters. The "Oscillator preset" button gives a quick way to initialize s...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Avoidance III: Infection
Replies: 30
Views: 6632

Re: Avoidance III: Infection

I had quite a difficult time with the two in-game Avoidance challenges, and this one definitely lives up to the standard you set with those! I haven't solved it yet, but have come sooo close--a few times I got it down to only one red swimmer and a couple lingering devorocytes, but by then my prey ha...
by wapcaplet
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Save the Swimmer
Replies: 20
Views: 6295

Re: Save the Swimmer

Nice challenge! My solution only modifies one of the original cells (M3), keeping the original egg and tail (M1/M2). With 10 inserted cells, the total cell count stays well above 100, peaking at around 400 before settling around 200-300 indefinitely. No lipocyte needed.
by wapcaplet
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Dumb Swimmers
Replies: 3
Views: 2117

Re: Dumb Swimmers

Ah, cool! Quite a bit harder, it seems. I think I saw that challenge discussion a while back but hadn't tried it before. I succeeded, thanks to having already practiced on my challenge :-D I thought of this one after playing around trying to make a smart swimmer composed of two species glued togethe...