A Fun Puzzle from Probability

Here is a problem that came up a few days ago and I'm still thinking about:
There is an amoebae in a box. At each time step, it either multiplies in 2, multiplies in 3, stays the same, or dies - all with equal probability. What is the probability that eventually, all the amoebae die out?


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