Electric fence
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Electric fence  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  197  
Bounding box  61×15  
Period  5  
Mod  5  
Heat  72.8  
Volatility  0.59  
Strict volatility  0.59  
Discovered by  Dean Hickerson  
Year of discovery  1993  
 
 

Electric fence is a stabilization of ants and therefore an extensible period 5 oscillator.^{[1]} It was found by Dean Hickerson in February 1993.
Its cell count is generalized by the expression 173 + 8n, where n is the number of ants between the two stabilizing sides (n = 3 for the example image shown to the right). Its heat is 48.8 + 8n, and its volatility is (149 + 8n)/(268 + 8n).
See also
References
External links
 Electric fence at the Life Lexicon
Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 197 cells
 Patterns with 197 cells
 Patterns found by Dean Hickerson
 Patterns found in 1993
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 197
 Oscillators with period 5
 Oscillators with mod 5
 Oscillators with heat 72
 Oscillators with volatility 0.59
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.59