Gene Pool = Phagocyte, Flagellocyte ,Photocyte, Buoyocyte, Gleocyte and Ciliocyte
Radiation level = 0.003 or 0.000
This Gene Pool and radiation level got me to achieve "Hard objective: Ecosystem niches"
with 2 and 3 cells in relatively short order several times. At 14,700h (14.7kh) there are 2 genomes coexisting. 3 coexisting at 19,500h (19.5kh).
1.8kh https://www.dropbox.com/s/74n9jlgbc0bb2 ... trate?dl=0
| 8.8kh https://www.dropbox.com/s/ri6mjixms6eod ... trate?dl=0
| 10.5kh https://www.dropbox.com/s/sne32jem0sagb ... trate?dl=0
14.7kh https://www.dropbox.com/s/c2spduybay9d7 ... trate?dl=0
| 18.4kh https://www.dropbox.com/s/mi0l02d4k2nj5 ... trate?dl=0
| 19.5kh https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3ao0plnqno3x ... trate?dl=0
In the abundance of light, the photocytes dominate this ecosystem. They are prodigious reproducers and connected by a mycelium-like network of adhesin that distributes the intense light energy from the fringes of the substrate plate, at the expense of culling some it's youngest buds on the edge. As the photocytes expand relentlessly, the eldest cells get pushed toward the bottom of the substrate, further and further from the light. As the supply lines of adhesin grow longer, so do the number of cells feed from that energy, until finally the cells in the depths of the sample, start to become starved, shrink and die near the region of the density gradient.
It is there, near the density gradient, that the 2nd genome of phagocytes thrives on the food pellets left behind when the photocytes starve to death. They whole colony lives slightly below the density gradient and is perpetually falling upward in a wedge formation. When the crescent of dusk no longer provides enough light to the photocytes the phagocytes are ready to sweep in and gorge themselves. In this particular evolution, a buoyocyte adaptation allows the phagocytes of this genome to probe the photocyte colony under which stockpiles of unused food mass energy sit.
In the small niche remaining at the bottom of the substrate one will find the 3rd and final genome; A genome buyo-phages sparkle in the depths, nibbling at the bits of food energy it can find spawning in the dark depths of the substrate.
About the Data
The sample at 18.4kh (18,400h) was frozen at the moment the 3rd genome (the photocyte) evolved and bull-dozed it’s way across the top-half of the substrate, and also at the leading edge of where the population maxes-out the substrate limitations. The ecosystem is very robust and “fit” if one defines such by the Cell Count, the maximum of which may be no more than 1,000 cells, per the substrate advanced settings.
Data Logging was set to every 5h, however, for Splunk, there is a limitation of 10,000 data points to be displayed in chart visualization. To accommodate this limitation, I told Splunk to put Time into Bins that are 10h in size, then give me the Sum of each cell color-group within each 10h period and chart THAT instead. So… that means a Sum of 2,000 cells means there were 1,000 cells on the plate for two consecutive log events. In retrospect, it would be less confusing to chart the Average instead of the Sum, and I already updated the chart to display Average instead going forward.
About the Splunk Dashboard
I’m making revisions to my Cell Lab dashboard in Splunk, daily at this point. I would like to share this work with the community. I will make a separate forum thread where I can share my Splunk Dashboard with the community. You would need to install Splunk, setup the “cell-lab” Index (easy), and then put some Cell Lab “statsX.csv” data into said Index (also easy). Then, all you would need to do is start a blank dashboard, go into Edit mode and paste in source code from my dashboard, and then you may have my dashboard too!