Ah, that is a use for virocytes that I never really considered! I think you are right about them having the shortest life span--Nayus discovered the same thing in his Studies of Cell Lab thread. Photocytes actually have a shorter life span, but only if they don't get any lightNoughtypixy wrote:actually it's dead virocites, as they seem to die the quickest.
Argh, that is the only in-game challenge I still have not completed! One of these days I will get it... but maybe it will be easier with this hint.Noughtypixy wrote:It's a modification of my solution to sterilisation
Your solution gave me some ideas, so I started thinking of other ways to distribute nutrient bits around for the blue swimmers to eat. I came up with two more solutions that work really well. If anyone wants the genomes, just PM me. I won't spoil the details for anyone who hasn't tried the challenge yet, but here are some screenshots. The first one can just barely hit 900 blue cells; the second is harder to tell, but I think it's around 500-600 (it maxes the substrate, mostly from my own cells). Both can survive indefinitely.