98P25 is an unnamed period-25 oscillator discovered by Noam Elkies in October 2002. In terms of minimum population, it was the smallest known period-25 oscillator until the discovery of an improved version of the pattern. The improved version, found by Matthias Merzenich on January 10, 2016, replaces the west and east fumaroles with eater 1s.
It works by using four fumaroles and two blocks to hassle two honey farm predecessors.
|A slightly smaller version (the current record), 88P25.|
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RLE: here Plaintext: here
Half of this oscillator can be replaced by a toaster, as shown below.
A related period-25 oscillator that hassles only one honey farm predecessorRLE: here
The original form of this oscillator used two copies of eater 1
rather than blocks.RLE: here