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This is how I mutate crops:

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The idea is to only expose the plants to radiation when they are being harvested.  The sweeper is setup for automated tending delivering fertilizer and removing products.  The only intervention needed by dupes is manual harvesting.  When the crops are mature a dupe will come to harvest them.  This will activate the motion sensors causing the radbolt collider beneath the farm to activate.  While a dupe is present it will collide a radbolt every .5s maintaining a continuous 1-2k rads on the plants.  That should provide the maximum 80% chance of mutated seeds. It will also wilt the plants, but doesn't affect their ability to be harvested. The dupe stays on the ladder the entire time and is never exposed to radiation.

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Automation:

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1 hour ago, Sebastiangperez said:

What do you have in the middle that generate that amount of radiation ? 

When radbolts collide with something they cause a huge spike in radiation. With enough radbolt generators, you can use that radiation to make a self-perpetuating reaction.

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On 5/13/2021 at 3:00 AM, ghkbrew said:

When radbolts collide with something they cause a huge spike in radiation. With enough radbolt generators, you can use that radiation to make a self-perpetuating reaction.

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still does not explain how did you charge them in first place right after you built them. i cant see any cosmic radiation even 25 per cycle on the raiation overaly in your picutre

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59 minutes ago, Parusoid said:

how did you charge them in first place right after you built them

Yeah, you have to setup a temporary radiation source to kick start it. I usually use a couple wheeze worts in survival.  You want to tear it down after you've charged the generators because any ambient radiation will cause the radbolt generators to keep drawing power while the collider is off. And if you cut the power they start losing radbolts.

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