SCP-XXXX
rating: +2+x
Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Keter
Site Responsible: SARAC-Site-36
Director: Rhys Banerjee
Research Head: Dr. Prabhnirmal Sidhu
Assigned Task Force: A-4, I-10
Level 3/XXXX
Access Granted

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Foundation agents confiscating instances of SCP-XXXX.


Special Containment Procedures: Mobile Task Force Alpha-4 ("Pony Express") has been tasked with screening all packages entering and exiting the SCP-XXXX Red Zone. If necessary, deliveries may be delayed or rerouted to allow for thorough inspection of the item(s). Packages found to contain instances of SCP-XXXX will have the material removed and replaced with non-anomalous packing material, after the package has been sterilized1 to remove any traces of SCP-XXXX-1 contamination.

Additionally, MTF Iota-10 ("Damn Feds") will perform regular inspections at major shipping centers in and around the Red Zone. Any instances of SCP-XXXX found at these locations will be confiscated under the cover story of production defects.

Twelve samples of SCP-XXXX material are kept for study in Biohazard Storage Sector-E at Site-36. All excess material recovered by field agents is to be destroyed via incineration in a closed environment.

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An instance of SCP-XXXX contamination. Photograph was taken in Amritsar, India by MTF I-10 agent Eyla Rathore.


Description: SCP-XXXX is a translucent organic polymer heavily resembling air-filled packing material ("bubble wrap"). Its structure is very similar to that of silk, though from a visual and tactile standpoint it is effectively indistinguishable from non-anomalous bubble wrap.

Chemical analysis indicates that, in addition to the sericin-fibroin protein sheets that compose non-anomalous silk, SCP-XXXX contains polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a crystalline resin commonly used in the production of plastic bottles.

SCP-XXXX is produced by SCP-XXXX-1 at an average rate of 21.3 kilograms per hour.

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SCP-XXXX "Red Zone."

SCP-XXXX-1 is a subspecies of silkworm, provisionally classified as Bombyx meridionalis Sidhu. The primary habitat encompasses an area of 3.23 million km2, referred to as the "Red Zone." This consists of the majority of the Indian subcontinent, as well as portions of Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, and southwestern China.2 The species notably avoids areas with cold temperatures and heavy rainfall, such as the Himalayas and coastal monsoon regions. Given that the synthesis of PET generally requires temperatures exceeding 180 °C, it is believed that SCP-XXXX-1 has anomalously high body temperature and heat tolerance, and must avoid cooler climates in order to survive.

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SCP-XXXX-1 larva emerging from its egg.

The SCP-XXXX-1 life cycle is dependent on SCP-XXXX. Each "bubble" in a sheet of SCP-XXXX contains between 100 and 450 spore-like eggs, which remain dormant until the seal is broken. The eggs will then attach themselves to any nearby surface, forming cocoons and producing SCP-XXXX at a massive rate.

The current population of SCP-XXXX-1 is estimated at around 93.4 million, and is rapidly expanding to due their anomalous method of reproduction. The species is largely clustered around industrial areas and cities, with the largest reported concentration found in Binjiang, China.3

Efforts to eradicate invasive populations are currently ongoing.