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Item #: SCP-3995

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-3995 is to be contained on floor 21 of the Site-88 Euclid containment wing, in a fenced in, 4m x 3.5m x 3.5m pool lined with ceramic tile. The pool is to be filled with at least 25cm of soil and rocks to mimic those of the ocean floor, and is to be filled with salt water up to the 3.3m mark.

SCP-3995 is to be fed two times a day on a diet consisting of small fish and crustaceans. The pool is to be cleaned of any waste products once every three days, with cleaning personnel wearing electricity resistant suits and using a standard pool cleaning net outfitted with a rubber grip.

In the event of a containment breach, heat lamps and anti-moisture devices are to be activated throughout any area SCP-3995 is located in. When SCP-3995 is located it is to be temporarily contained in a secure storage locker outfitted with an anti-humidifier until proper containment procedures can be re-established.

Description: SCP-3995 is a predatory organism resembling a pair of unmarked swimming shorts possessing a greenish-grey coloration. The "fabric" composing SCP-3995 is a Chondrus crispus (seaweed) and cotton-based living bio-fiber bearing similarities to the structure of SCP-799, and containing the DNA of various species of aquatic life-forms1.

Testing has shown that composition of fibers remains mostly consistent throughout the body of SCP-3995, other than multiple differences, including:

  • A metallic substance within the drawstring fibers that has been identified as Zinc, and two, small, woven, sac-like organs located at the end of each drawstring that are able to produce up to 125V of electricity through currently unknown means.
  • Fibers embedded in the inner waistband that can produce a type of venom identified as a neurotoxin.
  • Certain clustered fibers in the waistband that include a chemical compound allowing them to act similarly to neurons in complex organisms. These fibers are directly connected to hem fibers throughout SCP-3995 which branch off into other various parts such as the legs, allowing a sort of nervous system.

The fabric also bears heavy resistance to most forms of damage, including: burns, tears, and corrosion. When damage is sustained, the fabric will regenerate and re-weave itself overtime. SCP-3995 has been seen to regenerate approximately more than up to 70% of its biomass after being damaged in a multi-SCP containment breach.

SCP-3995 is capable of autonomous movement both in and out of water (though the latter requires it be at least partially damp). In water, this is achieved by SCP-3995 undulating its body in an up and down swaying motion. Outside of water SCP-3995 can use its drawstrings as rudimentary "legs".

SCP-3995 is predatory, and generally hostile to most forms of life. SCP-3995 will hunt prey by either burying itself under dirt and debris and having its drawstrings above the debris to act as "feelers", or by drifting near the surface of the water, and waiting for the prey to approach.

SCP-3995's preferred method for capturing prey is by wrapping drawstrings tightly around them, and shocking them with a jolt of electricity, thus paralyzing them. SCP-3995 then bites the prey with the waistband, which acts as a "mouth" and injects a neurotoxic venom. Once prey is expired, SCP-3995 will engulf the prey completely and then close its waistband and legs. Then, using an unknown mechanism, (assumed to be caused by a sort of "filtration" system) it quickly lowers the pH levels of water within itself, turning it acidic, breaking down prey within 10-20 minutes. Upon full digestion, SCP-3995 then releases the remains throughout either of its legs.

When dry, SCP-3995 will cease all organic function and enter a cryptobiotic-like state. During this state SCP-3995 can be considered "dead". This condition will be reversed within a few minutes when SCP-3995 is exposed to an environment with at least 96% moisture levels. Upon fully reanimating, SCP-3995 shows no signs of its previous "death" state.

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