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SCP-030-JP during recovery

Item #: SCP-030-JP

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: All SCP-030-JP instances are to be contained in a specialized A-Class biohazardous containment cell at Specialized Containment Site-8161, where it’s constructed without any petroleum products. Except for a 100 gram of polyester fiber for feeding purposes, no other petroleum products of any kind, including the petroleum itself, are allowed near SCP-030-JP all times. The maximum number of SCP-030-JP instances permitted in containment is 10; excess instances are to be immediately terminated. In the event of a containment breach, Site-8161 is to go into full lockdown and be filled with an organic phosphorus-based insecticide. If this procedure proves to be ineffective to prevent a containment breach, the on-site specialized non-petroleum hydrogen bomb must be activated.

All uncontained instances of SCP-030-JP must be terminated completely. Mobile Task Force 乙-ち ("Guardians of Foul Water") are assigned to the discovery and destruction of wild instances of SCP-030-JP.

Description: SCP-030-JP is a species of insect that feeds on petroleum products in order to multiply at an explosive rate. An SCP-030-JP instance is approximately 20cm in length, having white fur that covers its entire body. It lacks wings, antennas and a spontaneous moving ability; SCP-030-JP’s legs are too weak to even cling to a tree branch. SCP-030-JP instances have a hemimetabolous life cycle and thus maintain the outward appearance of a nymph. Molecular phylogenetic analysis has shown that the DNA structure of SCP-030-JP is consistent with that of a domesticated silk moth (Bombyx mori), despite its appearance being completely different from its supposed original species.

SCP-030-JP instances are hermaphroditic, and can reproduce both parthenogenetically and amphigonically. As SCP-030-JP instances have neotenic features, they become capable of reproducing in 3 days after their birth; an instance can lay about 300 eggs at a time. Insect sterilization techniques have been proven to be highly ineffective due to its aforementioned parthenogenetic properties. Moreover, no known predators of SCP-030-JP exist in the wild; SCP-030-JP instances can't be digested and absorbed, and their unpleasant taste is avoided by most creatures.

The most notable difference from other known insects is that SCP-030-JP instances feed on petroleum. SCP-030-JP is capable of converting any petroleum-based products into its own energy via unknown organs that currently are not understood. Fecal matter of SCP-030-JP is not inflammable and unable to be used as fuel.

The average lifespan of an SCP-030-JP instance is approximately 30 days. The remains of SCP-030-JP are known for their significantly slow decomposition, and will generate dioxin-based toxic gas unless being properly incinerated at a temperature of 800°C or higher in the same way ordinary plastic products are treated. Considering their explosive abilities and the difficulties regarding the disposal of remains/fecal matter, SCP-030-JP is estimated to be capable of occupying all land on Earth within [REDACTED] days if they are left free with enough petroleum and petroleum-based products. Despite the active effort of the Foundation towards the extinction of SCP-030-JP, it is estimated that there are currently over ██,███ instances in the wild.

After consuming a fixed amount of petroleum products, SCP-030-JP instances will produce a thread made of polyethylene terephthalate. This thread can be spun into standard clothes.

Over 10,000 instances of SCP-030-JP were discovered in 19██, when Mobile Task Force ゑ-3 ("Green Shields") raided an abandoned facility of the Japanese Organism Improvement and Creation Laboratory. A labeled, empty wooden container was also found in the same facility. Contents of the label are as follows — notably, the underlined part is hand-written.

Ecology Campaign Prototype
Polies Roly-Poly We need to pick a better name for this presentation of this "Poly-Eater" (provisional)
If this project succeeds, our research will be a success!
Current issue: Enhancement of fecundity for more samples.
↑ I’m sorry ^^;

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