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Something about nutrient priority I don't understand

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:44 pm
by Wilcz
So imagine this: two simple organisms. One is a gluocyte and the other is a photocyte. Gluocyte with very high nutrient priority attaches to the photocyte but instead of growing and killing (by stealing all the nutrients) the photocyte it shrinks. Why is that?

Re: Something about nutrient priority I don't understand

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:11 am
by H4yw1r3
Is only one Gluocyte to one Photocyte? If so, there's something else going on with the Photocyte.

Re: Something about nutrient priority I don't understand

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:16 am
by WhatTheSillyName
That is because the Photocyte doesn't produce enough nutrient to maintain its size. (If I didn't get your meaning wrong.)

Re: Something about nutrient priority I don't understand

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:01 am
by H4yw1r3
Yeah, that might be the case.

Re: Something about nutrient priority I don't understand

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:33 am
by Alast
The Glueocyte still "respects" the Prioritize setting of the Photocyte. As long as that's active in the Photocyte the Glueocyte will not steal the last bit of energy leaving the Photocyte alive.

Try unticking it for the Photocyte.