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Pattern type Conduit
Conduit type Elementary
Input Herschel
Number of cells 67
Output orientation Unturned, flipped
Output offset (27, -5)
Step 158 ticks
Recovery time
(ignoring FNG if any)
176 ticks
Minimum overclock period
(ignoring FNG if any)
Spartan? No
Dependent? No
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1996

Fx158 is an elementary conduit, one of the original sixteen Herschel conduits, discovered by Dave Buckingham on July 7, 1996.[1] After 158 ticks, it produces an inverted Herschel at (27, -5) relative to the input. Its recovery time is 176 ticks. It is the only known small conduit that does not produce its output Herschel via the usual Herschel great-grandparent, so it cannot be followed by a dependent conduit. Attempting to put a block there will just cause the block to be eaten.

In the pattern shown in the infobox, a ghost Herschel marks the output location.


  1. David Buckingham (October 12, 1996). "My Experience with B-heptominos in Oscillators". Paul Callahan's Page of Conway's Life Miscellany. Retrieved on November 9, 2020.

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