Bunnies 9

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Bunnies 9
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Pattern type Methuselah
Number of cells 9
Bounding box 8×7
Lifespan 17410 generations
Final population 1744
L/I 1934.4
F/I 193.8
F/L 0.1
L/MCPS 1450.8
Discovered by Paul Callahan
Year of discovery 1997
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Bunnies 9 is a methuselah with lifespan 17410 that was found by Paul Callahan. It is currently the longest-lived known methuselah with 9 or fewer cells. Its name comes from the fact that after generation 91 it evolves similarly to the methuselah bunnies.

Stable pattern

The stable pattern that results from bunnies 9 has 1744 cells and is the exact same as that of bunnies. That is, it consists of 136 blinkers (including 14 traffic lights), 109 blocks, 65 beehives (including three honey farms), 40 gliders, 18 boats, 18 loaves, seven ships, four tubs, three ponds and two toads.[1]

Image gallery

See also


  1. Koenig, H. (February 21, 2005). "New Methuselah Records". Retrieved on January 24, 2009.