RamenGuy217 wrote: ↑February 10th, 2021, 1:25 pm

I think I accidentally discovered an eater of some sort - similar to eater 1, but it requires and exact copy of itself mirrored to be stable.

The other side can be stabilized by a tub.

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```
x = 11, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
9bo$8bo$8b3o2$5b2o$4bobo$bo2bo$obobo$bo2b2o$4bo$5bo$4b2o!
```

However, typically, people use a simple fishhook when they can because it's smaller and easier to construct. Your method could be useful if a fishhook-type catalysis and a snake-type catalysis in that particular arrangement is required, but a long hook (or, in some cases, a dock) on a fishhook would work just as well and would likely be easier to construct.

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```
x = 17, y = 61, rule = B3/S23
14b3o$14bo$14b3o$6b2o$5bobo$5bo$4b2o2$2b4o$2bo3bo$5b2o6$2b2o$2b2o2b3o
$6bo$6bo$7bo23$14b3o$14bo$14b3o$6b2o$5bobo$5bo$4b2o2$2b4o$bo4bo$b2o2b
2o5$bo$b2o$obo!
```

Therefore, your method would only be advantageous if a third catalysis were needed with tight enough clearance to require a weld, which would be very unlikely.

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```
x = 25, y = 64, rule = B3/S23
3o19b3o$3bo18bo$o2bo18b3o$bobo10b2o$3b4o6bobo$2b2o2bo3bo2bo$3b3o3bobo
bo$4bo5bo2b2o$13bo$4b2o8bo$4b2o7b2o6$10b2o$10b2o2b3o$14bo$14bo$15bo23$
22b3o$22bo$7bo14b3o$6bo2b2o3b2o$7bobobobobo$11bobo$10b2obo$13b2o$13bo
$14bo$13b2o6$10b2o$10b2o2b3o$14bo$14bo$15bo!
```

By the way, could someone please give me examples of bookend catalyses? I don't know how to detect them, the backwards V spark is the only one that I know, and I'm not even sure if it's possible to get the V spark in that position.