Ties are like connections that bind two bots together. In the first 20 cycles after creation, they are springy. Once created, a bot can use it to feed using tie feeding. After 20 cycles a tie "hardens" to a hard tie "bone" and the bot becomes a Multibot allowing it access to special Sharing and tie commands as well as identification as a MB (Multi-bot).
With a hard tie a bot gains the ability to use the Multibot sharing capability in addition to the commands shown below.