Electric fence

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Electric fence
Electric fence image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 173 + 8n
Bounding box (46 + 5n)×15
Period 5
Mod 5
Heat 48.8 + 8n
Volatility (149 + 8n)/(268 + 8n)
Strict volatility (149 + 8n)/(268 + 8n)
Discovered by Dean Hickerson
Year of discovery 1993

Electric fence is a stabilization of ants and is a period 5 oscillator.[1] It was found by Dean Hickerson in February 1993. Its heat is 48.8 + 8n, where n is the number of ants between the two stabilizing sides (n = 3 for a heat of 72.8 in the example image given on this page).

See also


  1. Alan Hensel's lifep.zip pattern collection.

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