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Yet Another Slickster Farm


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I'd like to share my take on a slickster farm. Features:

  • Purpose: to provide as much crude oil/petroleum as possible using the free CO2 byproduct. Currently up to about 900 kg/cycle is possible.
  • Shares space with most of my dirty power plants.
  • It's a giant CO2 storage. Currently 152 kg/tile.
  • Has a type of "pez dispenser" for newly born larva and eggs to repopulate the place and give them a "chance" at life.
  • Each level houses up to 8 critters. Space is set up to maximize other space use.
  • Bottom level is where all remaining critters (75) go to "live".
  • A total of over 90 critters produce a constant flow of crude oil and petroleum.
  • Auto-sweepers take away everything. Larva eggs are deposited on the upper room.
  • Minimum dupe intervention, other than grooming and lullabying the eggs.

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Automation activates the vertical doors only when the critter sensor reads 8 or more critters. A timer assists on the opening/closing of the door (5 sec green / 1 sec red). Excess of critters are pushed down.

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Only drawback is sometimes "breeding" slicksters are pushed down the dispenser. Another system can be implemented to do the sorting outside each ranch level.

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On 2/17/2023 at 10:03 PM, Alex_D said:

Has a type of "pez dispenser" for newly born larva and eggs to repopulate the place and give them a "chance" at life.

Is there a benefit to using this style of critter restocking over the "classic" pez dispenser design?

 

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Less space and slicksters. The classic works for hatches. I tried (in sandbox) essentially the typical, with a mech airlock door as floor on the rooms below, The falling slickster doesn't go through but stays on top of the mech door. However a hatch will continue falling through until it reaches a closed door. So daisy chains of open doors do not work for slicksters.

Edit: The pez dispenser for slicksters will still let hatches through. Hence, the system can be improved by replacing the horizontal pneumatic door (on floor below) by a mech door. However, if the ranch is only for hatches, then the classic is a better solution.

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