This is a strange challenge, and it probably can be solved by a computer program, but here it is:

For a n-cell polyplet in Life, what is the specific n-cell polyplet that takes the most cells to stabilize? This is excluding Coolout Conjecture examples. For n = 1, 2, 3, and 4, the solutions are 4, 4, 7, and 13 respectively, with the polyplet with maximal stabilization in white:

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```
x = 6, y = 25, rule = LifeHistory
CA$2A5$2A$2C4$2.2A$3.A$3C$A5$4.2A$2A3.A$A2.C$2.3C$5.A$4.2A!
```

Does anyone understand what I mean? I think this might be an interesting problem, but I really don't know. Feel free to ask questions.

I and wildmyron manage the

5S project, which collects all known spaceship speeds in Isotropic Non-totalistic rules.

Things to work on:

- Find a (7,1)c/8 ship in a Non-totalistic rule

- Finish a rule with ships with period >= f_e_0(n) (in progress)