Snake pit

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Snake pit
Snake pit image
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Muttering moat
Billiard table
Number of cells 26
Bounding box 7×7
Period 2
Mod 1
Heat 4
Volatility 0.14
Strict volatility 0.14
Rotor type Pole 2
Discovered by Mark Niemiec
Year of discovery 1972

Snake pit is a period 2 oscillator made up of four snakes. It has the same rotor as a blinker, with the same external bushing as in fore and back, but with different casing. It was found by Mark Niemiec in 1972.[1]

See also


  1. Lifeline Volume 6, p. 3

External links

  • 26P2.261 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs