Basic Neurocyte Swimmer

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The Basic Neurocyte Swimmer is a simple swimmer with a primitive brain that lets it swim in a pulsing pattern.

Overview

The Basic Neurocyte Swimmer consists of 3 cells, one Phagocyte which feeds the organism and one Flagellocyte that moves it. In the middle there is a Neurocyte that oscillates between channels 1 and 2, causing the flagellocyte to start and stop continuously.

The neurocyte produces the initial lipocyte, which collects nutrients from the parent swimmer. Once it has enough nutrients, it detaches and spawns another swimmer.

As it lacks programmed Stereocytes and Senseocytes, it doesn't exhibit smart behavior.

Habitat

As a Macrophage, it needs nutrient chunks in the enviroment to survive on its own. Since it doesn't develop Keratinocytes, it's vulnerable to Predators and the effects of Glueocytes and Virocytes.

Since it can't detect and search for food it relies on random chance to encounter nutrients, so very scarce enviroments (specially if the species is not designed to endure harsher substrates) will kill this Swimmer.

It can't sustain Gravity because when the flagellocyte is not active it'll very easily waste energy fighting it when the flagellocyte does activate.

Its Flagellocyte won't be able to push the organism in dry substrates.

Genome Summary

M1 is a lipocyte that splits into M2,M3 after reaching 1.53ng mass. 3.16 Nutrient Priority

M2 is a flagellocyte. 3.16 Nutrient Priority. Its swim force is controlled by S1 or S2.

M3 is a Neurocyte that splits into M4,M5 after 0.5 hours, and produces S1 so the oscillating neurocyte functions.

M4 is a neurocyte with 4.64 Nutrient Priority that splits into M4,M1 at 3.55ng. It oscillates between S1 and S2.

M5 is a phagocyte that feeds the organism.

Trivia