Twin bees shuttle spark

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The twin bees shuttle spark is the large and distinctive long-lived spark produced, most commonly, by the twin bees shuttle.

x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$2b2o$bo2bo$ob2o$ob2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBNAIL THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GPS 3 LOOP 24 ZOOM 32 PAUSE 2 AUTOSTART ]]
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After 3 generations it becomes symmetric along the horizontal axis, after 9 generations it becomes symmetric along the vertical axis also, and finally dies after 18 generations.

Since the spark is isolated and long-lived, there are many possible perturbations that it can perform. One of the most useful is demonstrated in metamorphosis where a glider is converted into a LWSS. Another useful one can turn a LWSS by 90 degrees:

x = 13, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 o2bo$4bo$o3bo5bo$b4o4b3o$8bo3bo$8b2ob2o$8b2ob2o2$8b2ob2o$8b2ob2o$8bo3b o$9b3o$10bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBNAIL THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GPS 3 LOOP 30 ZOOM 20 PAUSE 2 AUTOSTART HEIGHT 480 ]]
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