Extrementhusiast wrote:I was actually thinking of starting with a pi, as a glider can convert five different still lifes to it cleanly, thus allowing for five different bait still lifes.

Martin Grant brought up this on page 2 of the Herschel thread. I'm not sure who all is exploring ways to obsolete the Herschel transciever, but I think it's worth looking into to see if we can make a G-to-H conduit, or a color-changing G-to-G. I suggest in-depth ptbsearch and Bellman runs on a Pi's explosion, and exploring in directions where the activity clusters around the site of our indeterminate bait SL.

Here are some Pi catalysts I found to get us started. The next steps are to investigate Bellman interactions with the front or the back of a Pi instead of the sides, and go from there. EDIT: I'm Bellman-searching the front end with repair and activity set to 9 right now.

`x = 93, y = 19, rule = B3/S23`

15bo$14bobo$14bobo$o7b2o3b2ob3o$3o5b2o9bo23b2o$3bo9b2ob3o25bo$2bo10b2o

bo27bobo$bo3b2o32b2o4b2o31bo$b2o2b2o32bo37bobo$41bo36bo$37b4obo$36bo4b

o34b5o$36b5o34bo4bo$73bo2b2o$36b3o34b2obo$35bo2bo37bo$8b3o24b2o11b3o

25b2o11b3o$7bo3bo35bo3bo36bo3bo$7b2ob2o35b2ob2o36b2ob2o!