Nitrogen Delivery Pt.2

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Nitrogen Delivery Pt.2

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2nd part of Nitrogen Delivery project!



The challenge is to make a stable ecosystem with 4 or 5 different organisms perfectly balanced.

The substrate is poor of nitrates and the only constant source of NH₃ is the bottom green plant, however all the nitrates are enclosed in its buds.

The blue parasites absorb nitrates from the plant and fertilize the plate producing bubbles, in this way they help other organisms to reproduce in this substrate.

The Shrimps are non-simmetrical swimmers unable to produce NH₃ by their own, so they need an external source to fill their body with nitrates and then produce an egg.
Their nervous system is quite complex because they have to elaborate several stimulus with different priorities:
1 (Max priority): Avoid to damage the parasite colony
2: Eat bubbles
3 (Low priority): Search food

For this video I used a personal mod of the original Cell Lab

Substrate (Plant + Parasites + Shrimps + Algae):
https://app.box.com/s/eqwoe5lmtk6uhwyd7pj3y7vnk3cxkk1r
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