## Thread for your unusual catalyses

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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here's an unusual boat catalysis:

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``````x = 12, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
7bo\$4b3ob2o\$8bo2\$3b4o\$bo2b3o\$bo2bo\$5bo\$3b3o\$2bobo\$bo3b2o2b2o\$o4bo3bobo\$10bo!``````
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

This has got to be one of the best block catalyses I've came across in a while

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``````x = 8, y = 4, rule = LifeHistory
3C\$.3C\$C3.C.2A\$2.2C2.2A!
``````

MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here are some non-rock fishhook tail catalyses based off of the one here along with the a typically-oriented fishhook and a couple of replacement catalysts underneath for comparison. As the RLE shows, the BTS works for some but not all of the cases where the atypically-oriented fishhook works. (That is the BTS catalysis that I was referring to here.)

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``````x = 113, y = 73, rule = B3/S23
25bo73bo\$bo22bo51bo22bobo\$25bobo23b2o45bo\$ob3o23b2o23b2o22b3o22b3o\$bo
2bo3b2o16bob2o3b2o19bo3b2o19bo3b2o16bo2bo3b2o\$bob2o4bo18b2o4bo16bob2o
4bo18b2o4bo16bob2o4bo\$6b3o22b3o22b3o22b3o16bo5b3o\$6bo24bo17bob2o3bo20b
o3bo24bo\$76bo\$51bo24bo11\$25bo73bo\$bo22bo51bo22bobo\$25bobo23b2o45bo\$ob
3o23b2o23b2o22b3o22b3o\$bo2bo21bob2o24bo24bo21bo2bo\$bob2o23b2o21bob2o23b
2o21bob2o\$6b2o23b2o23b2o23b2o17bo5b2o\$6bobo22bobo15bob2o3bobo18bo3bob
o22bobo\$8bo24bo24bo17bo6bo24bo\$8b2o23b2o16bo6b2o16bo6b2o23b2o11\$25bo73b
o\$bo22bo51bo22bobo\$25bobo23b2o45bo\$ob3o23b2o23b2o22b3o22b3o\$bo2bo21bo
b2o24bo24bo21bo2bo\$bob2o23b2o21bob2o23b2o21bob2o\$6b2obo21b2obo21b2obo
21b2obo15bo5b2obo\$6b2ob3o19b2ob3o12bob2o3b2ob3o15bo3b2ob3o19b2ob3o\$12b
o24bo24bo13bo10bo24bo\$6b2ob3o19b2ob3o14bo4b2ob3o14bo4b2ob3o19b2ob3o\$7b
obo22bobo22bobo22bobo22bobo\$7bobo22bobo22bobo22bobo22bobo\$8bo24bo24bo
24bo24bo8\$25bo73bo\$bo22bo51bo22bobo\$25bobo23b2o45bo\$ob3o23b2o23b2o22b
3o22b3o\$bo2bo21bob2o24bo24bo21bo2bo\$bob2o3b2o18b2o3b2o16bob2o3b2o18b2o
3b2o16bob2o3b2o\$6bo2bo21bo2bo21bo2bo21bo2bo15bo5bo2bo\$6b3o22b3o15bob2o
3b3o18bo3b3o22b3o\$76bo\$6b2obob2o18b2obob2o13bo4b2obob2o13bo4b2obob2o18b
2obob2o\$7bob2obo19bob2obo19bob2obo19bob2obo19bob2obo\$7bo24bo24bo24bo24b
o\$6b2o23b2o23b2o23b2o23b2o!``````
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wwei47
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

It's already known, but it's still interesting.

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``````x = 14, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
12b2o\$11bobo\$11bo\$b2o7b2o\$bobo2b2o\$3bo2bobo\$ob2o4bo\$2o5bo3bo\$8b4o2\$10b
2o\$10b2o!
``````
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here is an unusual block catalysis:

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``````x = 17, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
9b2o\$9b2o2\$9bo\$8bobo\$o4bo5bo\$b2o2b4o2bo\$b2o2b2o3b2o\$6b2ob2o\$7b2obo\$14b
3o\$7b3o!``````
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wwei47
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

MathAndCode wrote:
June 12th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Here is an unusual block catalysis:
The block moves, how is that a catalysis?
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

wwei47 wrote:
June 12th, 2021, 5:28 pm
The block moves, how is that a catalysis?
Whoops; I didn't notice that. (Moderators may feel free to delete my post.)
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wwei47
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

MathAndCode wrote:
June 12th, 2021, 6:51 pm
(Moderators may feel free to delete my post.)
Actually, I think the moderators shouldn't delete your post because context is important.
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

wwei47 wrote:
June 12th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Actually, I think the moderators shouldn't delete your post because context is important.
A moderator who deleted that post would presumably delete the posts afterward that were about it.
Also, why are you not accepting private messages or Discord messages from me? You're making me give the moderators more work.
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here's an unusual boat catalysis:

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``````x = 10, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
o3bo\$b2o6bo\$2b8o\$3bo2\$3bo\$2bobo\$2b2o!``````
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wwei47
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

MathAndCode wrote:
June 12th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Also, why are you not accepting private messages or Discord messages from me? You're making me give the moderators more work.
I forgot to enable them again after I decided that I didn't feel like hiding from the forums anymore. Should be fixed now. I don't see what work the moderators would need to do, though.
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here is an unusual ship catalysis:

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``````x = 9, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
6bo2\$4b2o\$3b3o\$bo2bo2b2o\$o2bo3bo\$bobo\$2bo2\$4b2o\$4bobo\$5b2o!``````

Edit: Here is an unusually long beehive with tail catalysis:

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``````x = 13, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
11bo\$6bo4bo\$6bobobobo\$6bo3bo\$3b2o\$2bo2bo\$bob2o\$bo\$2o!``````

Another edit: Here is an unusual block catalysis:

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``````x = 9, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
4b2o\$4b2o2\$5bo\$4b3o\$4bo2bo\$2bobob2o\$6b3o\$obo3bo!``````

Yet another edit: Here is an unusual block catalysis (followed by a more typical block catalysis):

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``````x = 20, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
13b2o3b2o\$12bobo3b2o\$12bo\$11b2o\$10bo\$9bob2o2\$10bo3\$b2o\$obo\$2bo!``````

Fourth edit: Here is an unusual fishhook catalysis:

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``````x = 15, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
6b3o4\$2b2o3bo\$bobo2b2o\$bo3b2obo\$2o4bobo3b3o\$7b2o2\$10bo\$8b2o!``````

Fifth edit: Here are two unusual catalyses by supported blocks (including one where the block is temporarily turned into an aircraft carrier):

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``````x = 45, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
34bo\$31bo\$32b2o2\$o3bo26bo4bo\$obo24bo3bobo\$2b2obo21bo5b2obo\$2b3o22bo5b
3o\$4bo30bo2\$3b2o29b2o\$3b2o2b2obo23b2o2b2obo\$7b2ob3o25b2ob3o\$13bo30bo\$
7b2ob3o25b2ob3o\$8bobo28bobo\$8bobo28bobo\$9bo30bo!``````

Sixth edit: Here is an unusual loaf spin catalysis:

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``````x = 19, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
14bo\$13bobo\$13bobo\$12b2ob3o\$18bo\$12b2ob3o\$12b2obo2\$9bo\$o3b2o2bobo\$5bob
o2bo2b2o\$b2obo3b2o3b2o\$3bo2\$6bo\$5bobo\$6bo!``````

Seventh edit: Here is an unusual eater 5 catalysis followed by an eater 5 catalysis that is typical except that the interaction starts while the eater 5 is still recovering:

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``````x = 11, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
7b2o\$7bo\$5bobo\$4bobo\$2o3bo\$2o\$7b3o\$5bob3o\$4bo5bo\$3b2o5bo\$4b2o2\$6b2o\$8bo2\$6b2o\$6bo\$7bo!``````

Eighth edit: Here is a similarly unusual boat catalysis:

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``````x = 8, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
b2o\$obo\$bo\$4bo\$2b2obo\$2b2obo\$3bo3bo!``````
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wwei47
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Huh, this is weird.

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``````x = 14, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
6b2o\$6b2o3\$5bo2bo\$3bobo2bobo\$4b2o2b2o\$2o10b2o\$b2o8b2o\$o12bo!
``````
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Unusual blocker catalysis:

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``````x = 15, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
8b2obo\$9b3o\$10bo5\$4b2o\$2o2b2o2b2o2b2o\$obo2bo2b2o3bo\$b3o8bo\$2b2o7bo\$12b
3o\$14bo!
``````
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here is a somewhat unusual fishhook bridge fishhook catalysis:

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``````x = 9, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
6b2o\$ob2obobo\$2obobo\$4b2o3\$5b3o\$8bo\$8bo\$6bo!``````

Edit: Here is another fishhook bridge fishhook catalysis that is normal except for its unusual setup:

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``````x = 8, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
2o\$o5b2o\$b3obobo\$3bobo\$4b2o3\$3b4o\$2bo!``````
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here is an unusual fishhook catalysis:

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``````x = 6, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
bo\$bo\$3bo\$3b2o\$5bo\$5bo\$2b2o\$bobo\$bo\$2o!``````

Edit: Here is an unusual loaf spin catalysis:

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``````x = 20, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
15bo\$14bobo\$14bobo\$13b2ob3o\$19bo\$13b2ob3o\$13b2obo2\$2o8bo\$5b2o2bobo\$2b
2o2bobo2bo2b2o\$4b2o3b2o3b2o3\$6b2o\$6b2o!``````

Another edit: Here is an unusual ship and fishhook catalysis:

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``````x = 11, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
o3b2o\$bob4o\$bobo3bo\$3bo3bo\$2bo\$5b2o\$3b2o3b2o\$8bobo\$9b2o2\$6b2o\$7bo\$4b3o\$4bo!``````
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wwei47
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Diagonally symmetric block catalysis

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``````x = 54, y = 24, rule = B3/S23
3bo29bo\$bobo27bobo\$2b2o28b2o4\$2bobo27bobo\$3b2o2bobo4bo18b2o2bobo\$3bo3b
2o5bobo16bo3b2o\$8bo5b2o22bo2\$41b2o\$2o28b2o9b2o\$o29bo\$b3o12bo14b3o12bo\$
3bo10b2o17bo10b2o\$6b2o7b2o19b2o7b2o\$6b2o28b2o2\$16b2o28b2o\$8b2o5b2o4b3o
14b2o5b2o4b3o\$9bo7bo3bo17bo7bo3bo\$9bobo10bo16bobo10bo\$10b2o28b2o!
``````
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ColorfulGabrielsp138
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Bi-block pseudo catalysis found while trying to rebuild BokaBB's fuse:

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``````x = 11, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
6b2ob2o\$5bobob2o\$3o2bo\$5bobob2o\$6b2ob2o!``````

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``````x = 21, y = 21, rule = LifeColorful
11.E\$10.3E\$10.E.2E\$13.E4\$2.2B\$.2B\$2B\$.2B15.2D\$19.2D\$18.2D\$17.2D4\$7.C\$
7.2C.C\$8.3C\$9.C!``````
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MathAndCode
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here is an unusual eater 5 catalysis:

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``````x = 11, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
7b2o\$7bo\$5bobo\$4bobo\$2o3bo\$2o2\$4b4o\$3bo5bo\$3bo5bo\$8bo\$10bo!``````

Edit: Here is an unusual block catalysis:

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``````x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
3bo2bo\$4bo\$3b2o\$3o3\$2o\$2o!``````

Another edit: Here is a drifter catalysis where the drifter catalyst destroys a block while recovering:

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``````x = 11, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
6b2o\$5bobo\$b2o2bo\$bobob2o\$3bo\$3b4o\$b2o3bo\$o2b3o2bobo\$2obo4bo\$3bo4bo\$3b2o4bo\$10bo!``````

Yet another edit: Here is a BTS catalysis that both is unusually long and has an unusual setup:

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``````x = 12, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
2b2o\$3bo\$2bo\$2b2o2b2o\$5bobo\$4obo\$o2bob2o\$8b3o\$8b3o\$7bo3bo\$6bo\$7bo\$8b2o!``````

Fourth edit: Here is an unusual block catalysis:

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``````x = 7, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
2bo\$4bo\$ob2obo\$o2bob2o\$2obob2o\$4b3o3\$2b2o\$2b2o!``````

Fifth edit: Here is a drifter catalysis where the drifter catalyst (temporarily) loses a cell that typically does not die in drifter catalyses:

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``````x = 11, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
2bo\$b2o\$2bo6b2o\$4b2obo2bo\$3bobob3o\$o2bobo\$4ob3o\$4bo3bo\$2bobo2b2o\$2b2o!``````

Sixth edit: Here is a block performing a double instance of an unusual block catalysis:

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``````x = 8, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
7bo2\$5b2o\$4bo\$b2o\$bobo2\$2o\$2o!``````

Seventh edit: Here is an unusual supported block catalysis:

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``````x = 19, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
15bo\$13b3o\$12bo\$12b2o2\$6bo\$4b4o\$9bo\$6bo3bo\$bob2o5bo3b2o\$bo3bobob2o3b2o
\$o6b2o2\$15b2o\$15bo\$16b3o\$18bo!``````
The upper fishhook can be moved slightly in order to have a different effect on the region.

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``````x = 19, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
14bo\$12b3o\$11bo\$11b2o2\$6bo\$4b4o\$9bo\$6bo3bo\$bob2o5bo3b2o\$bo3bobob2o3b2o
\$o6b2o2\$15b2o\$15bo\$16b3o\$18bo!``````

Eighth edit: Here is an unusual moose antlers catalysis:

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``````x = 9, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
2o5b2o\$o7bo\$b3ob3o\$3bobo\$4bo2\$3bo\$2bobo\$2bob2obo\$6b2o\$4b2o!``````

Ninth edit: Here is a fishhook catalysis where the fishhook briefly develops an eater plug-like motif.

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``````x = 9, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
8bo\$6b3o\$5bo\$5b2o3\$2b3o\$2bobo\$bo2bo\$o2b2o\$b3o!``````

Tenth edit: Here is a fishhook catalysis where the eater plug-like motif lasts for longer.

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``````x = 10, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
2bo\$bo2bo\$2ob2o\$bobob2o\$bobo3bo\$2bo3bo\$3b3o\$4bo2\$6b2o\$6bo\$7b3o\$9bo!``````
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ColorfulGabrielsp138
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

At tick 35 ~ 40, the pattern hits the two eaters and they both recover.

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``````x = 34, y = 29, rule = B3/S23
29bo\$28bobo\$28bobo\$27b2ob3o\$33bo\$6b4o17b2ob3o\$6b5o16b2obo\$11bo\$7b3obo
\$7b2ob2o13\$3bob2o3b2obo\$b3ob2o3b2ob3o\$o15bo\$b3ob2o3b2ob3o\$3bobo5bobo\$
3bobo5bobo\$4bo7bo!
[[ STOP 34 ]]``````
EDIT: A similar reaction exists for the pi.

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``````x = 34, y = 29, rule = B3/S23
29bo\$28bobo\$28bobo\$27b2ob3o\$33bo\$27b2ob3o\$27b2obo11\$7bobo\$7b3o\$8bo3\$3b
ob2o3b2obo\$b3ob2o3b2ob3o\$o15bo\$b3ob2o3b2ob3o\$3bobo5bobo\$3bobo5bobo\$4b
o7bo!``````

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``````x = 21, y = 21, rule = LifeColorful
11.E\$10.3E\$10.E.2E\$13.E4\$2.2B\$.2B\$2B\$.2B15.2D\$19.2D\$18.2D\$17.2D4\$7.C\$
7.2C.C\$8.3C\$9.C!``````
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here is a hexagonal key catalysis that is unusual due to the recovery including a catalysis that is typically performed by a long hook with tail:

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``````x = 11, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
4bo\$4bo\$4bobo\$5b2o3\$6bo\$3bobobo2bo\$b3obob4o\$o5bo\$2o6bo\$7b2o!``````
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

ColorfulGabrielsp138 wrote:
August 22nd, 2021, 12:39 am
At tick 35 ~ 40, the pattern hits the two eaters and they both recover.

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``eater2 performing a usual catalysis``
That's not unusual at all

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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Here's another interesting but useless catalyst from Bellman. I was hoping to find a smaller century eater. Instead I found a conversion to a pond, loaf, block constellation that doesn't leave much room for other catalysts. But it does something I have never seen before. It removes one end of a double fishhook eater and then restores it later.

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``````x = 6, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
3b2o\$b3o\$2bo6\$4b2o\$3bobo\$3bo\$b3o\$o\$2o!
``````

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wwei47
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### Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

Ship eats G+LWSS

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``````x = 17, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
7bo\$5b2o\$6b2o\$14b2o\$13b4o\$12b2ob2o\$13b2o3\$b2o\$obo\$2o!
``````
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