An infinitely extensible p6 oscillator formed from two or more interacting ants. There are three basic types: the rusty ant stack, the shiny ant stack, and the wavy ant stack. Compare anchor stack.

rusty ant stack

The following p6 oscillator, which has a minimum population of 12 cells, and can be incorporated into larger ant stacks. So named because it is “darker” than other ant stacks, i.e. has a higher average population.

rusty ant stack.png

x = 14, y = 9, rule = s0/b2
10bobo$13bo$6bo$7bobo2$4bobo$7bo$o$bobo!

shiny ant stack

The following p6 oscillator with a minimum population of 12 cells, which can be incorporated into larger ant stacks. So named because it is “lighter” than other ant stacks, i.e. has a lower average population.

shiny ant stack.png

x = 13, y = 9, rule = s0/b2
9bobo$12bo$5bo$6bobo2$4bobo$7bo$o$bobo!

wavy ant stack

The following p6 oscillator with a minimum population of 12 cells, which can be incorporated into larger ant stacks.

wavy ant stack.png

x = 15, y = 9, rule = s0/b2
11bobo$14bo$7bo$8bobo2$4bobo$7bo$o$bobo!