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Panda
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Lotka-Volterra

Post by Panda » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:44 pm

Is it possible to create a substrate with a predator and it's prey that fulfill the three Lotka-Volterra rules??
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Re: Lotka-Volterra

Post by humon » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:20 pm

Panda wrote:Is it possible to create a substrate with a predator and it's prey that fulfill the three Lotka-Volterra rules??
I'm sure the Lotka-Volterra equations are easily fulfilled if you have a big enough substrate.
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Re: Lotka-Volterra

Post by Alast » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:24 pm

I think it's actually not so difficult. Look at this simple substrate:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rci1njvau13e8 ... trate?dl=0

It consists of Photocytes as prey and Devorocytes as predators. The first 2 rulea are definitely given and easy to observe :-) The third rule is harder to check on because we cannot simply remove cells from a substrate.
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Re: Lotka-Volterra

Post by humon » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:18 pm

Here's one with two smart-organisms. The food is not infinite though, but I have been trying to get one to function with limitless food.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1r4vqhcpvs8mr ... trate?dl=0
-First experiment of the Aspiring Apprentice-
Once a single split,
Now a grand gift,
Thanks to evolution,
A complete revolution.

The substrate being well lit,
The cells no longer fit,
One last tragic split:
"I quit!"

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Re: Lotka-Volterra

Post by Alast » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:39 pm

I was thinking about a substrate with smart organisms but thought the simple ones better demonstrate the rules. Now Panda has options to pick from :)
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