Challenge Macrophages III

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Macrophages III is in-game challenge number 7 of Cell Lab.


We are going to try to use your new cell, the Flagellocyte, for this challenge.
This cell can not gain energy from the environment, but it can swim!
Note that this cell immediately dies if attached to another cell such that flagellum is obstructed.
The viscosity of this substrate is higher than previous "Macrophages" challenge.
Can you nevertheless make a species multiply to 420 cells?

Difficulty: Easy

Cell Types Allowed: Phagocytes, Flagellocytes, and Photocytes

Inserted Cells: 10

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To solve this challenge you will need your organism's life cycle to include three different modes.
Ticking "Contaminate with random cells" in experimental mode and running for a little while might give you some ideas in how to solve this challenge.
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Have modes 1 split to mode 2 and 3.
Have modes 3 to split 3 and 1.
Let mode 1 and 3 be Phagocytes and mode 2 Flagellocyte.
Tick "Make Adhesin" for mode 1.
Note that is one of among many different ways to solve this challenge.

This is a level where you must reach a certain cell count.


This substrate has a high viscosity, which means that cells will not move very far from the momentum of cell division.

[The closest Substrate Replica isn't currently avaliable]


This challenge requires you to engineer a genome. With a Flagellocyte attached behind a Phagocyte, and the Phagocyte collecting food and spitting out eggs for the new swimmers, this challenge should be easy to beat.


  • This challenge requires you to visit the Genome Tab to engineer a genome.
  • A basic swimmer averages a number of 450 cells in this challenge.
  • Without Flagellocytes, this challenge cannot be solved.