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|Pattern type|| Strict still life |
|Number of cells||40|
|Discovered by||David Buckingham|
|Year of discovery||1971|
Eater 4 is an eater that was found by David Buckingham in 1971, but was not recognized as an eater until 1975 or 1976. It can't eat gliders, but it can be used in some hasslers, for example a variant of the p29 pre-pulsar shuttle. The four northeast-most center cells regrow in a few generations after being destroyed by taking a bite out of something. See for example the L122 Herschel conduit.
- Jeremy Tan (January 7, 2020). Re: Soup-based syntheses (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums