Dupido's Sandbox

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-XXXX is to be held in a cell (7.3 x 3.4 meters long) with a concave, smooth ceiling to prevent it from climbing. While SCP-XXXX lacks the need for any sustenance or nutrition, and as a result does not defecate or urinate, its cell is to be cleaned out on a monthly basis. Staff should take caution not to disturb or touch SCP-XXXX in any way shape or form, unless testing dictates so. SCP-XXXX is to be supplied with a method of communication consisting of:

  • (1) Wipeable Whiteboard
  • (1) Non-Toxic Whiteboard Pen
  • (1) Felt Rag

Description: SCP-XXXX is a male common Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus) weighing 2.65 kg, spanning 24.5 cm in height and approximately 33.7 cm in length. In contrast to its mass and height, SCP-XXXX is relatively light and is capable of jumping 15x its height (367.5 cm on record). Unlike non-anomalous instances of its species, SCP-XXXX is endothermic, generating a consistent body heat of 36.5°C under normal circumstances. The full biology of SCP-XXXX is not completely understood, though what is speculated is that SCP-XXXX's cardiovascular system is more akin to that of a mammal's than an arachnid's, possessing a 4-chambered heart.

SCP-XXXX's most defining feature is that it appears to have an abundance of setae on its body, and is extremely sensitive to tactile input. SCP-XXXX eyes are obscured by its large mass of setae though it appears to not affect its eyesight in any way. SCP-XXXX appears to tolerate being touched on the abdomen and cephalothorax but will recoil away from any attempt to touch it elsewhere.

Despite the size, appearance and physiological makeup of SCP-XXXX, its primary anomaly will only present itself if it bites a subject. SCP-XXXX is docile and only appears to become hostile if is repeatedly irritated or perceived threatening behavior is exhibited towards it. SCP-XXXX's biological structure appears to show that it possesses no venom glands, however its fangs appear to be coated in an as of yet unidentified liquid.

Once hostile, SCP-XXXX will attempt to bite any individual in its proximity, after which SCP-XXXX will retreat, shed its setae and go into a quiescent period. This period usually lasts approximately 6 hours, during which SCP-XXXX will lie dormant unless it is disturbed. During this period, SCP-XXXX's setae will regrow back to its original length prior to biting a subject. If SCP-XXXX is disturbed, it will attempt to retreat once more and find another place to rest until the duration is completed. It will refuse to bite in self defense during this time, instead opting to flee. It is theorized that the fluid secreted by SCP-XXXX's fangs are refilled in this time.

Once a subject is bitten, effects will not become apparent immediately. Inconsistently SCP-XXXX's effect has been recorded manifesting in minutes, hours and even days, during which subjects develop nausea and paranoia progressively. Bitten subjects will eventually begin to grow abnormal amounts of hair on places of which hair follicles are normally not present, including:

  • Esophagus
  • Roof of Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Eyeballs
  • Alveoli
  • Bed of fingernails and toenails
  • Palms
  • Soles
  • Brain

As a result of this, subject's vision and breathing will be severely impaired, pain becoming debilitating as the effect progresses. Death by asphyxiation is common, often by obstruction of the trachea in almost every subject bitten. Hair will continue to grow until death of the subject. While attempts to remove hair have been successful, they are often futile due to the fact lost hair is quickly replaced by new strands.

SCP-XXXX is capable of communication through drawing crude pictures and representations. It has been witnessed writing in a yet as of yet unknown language, similar to Amharic text. SCP-XXXX will also use its front legs to manipulate and hold objects if necessary. While no verbal communication can be achieved, SCP-XXXX will under most circumstances respond to questioning if given opportunity.

SCP-XXXX is capable of producing meager amounts of silk relative to its body mass, barely enough to create a sparse and irregular web. Though not often, SCP-XXXX will sometimes attempt to create a web, presumably for its own amusement.

Addendum-SCP-XXXX - Recovery Log
SCP-XXXX was found in ███████, Wales after reports of sudden disappearances of mining staff, and [DATA EXPUNGED] in multiple local metal refineries near a local hamlet. Reports of "men mummified in hair" found deceased in the mines as well as the correlation with reports of an unusually large arachnid occupying mine shaft caused the Foundation to intervene. MTF Zeta-9 ("Mole Rats") was dispatched to recover any anomalous entities matching the description of information gathered.

SCP-XXXX was encountered approximately 26 meters underground after MTF Zeta-9 encountered insects of multiple species convening together deep in the shaft, as well as various biological matter, including fragments of bone, dense clusters of hair and [DATA EXPUNGED] within the structure. Further exploration of the mine yielded the corpse of multiple reportedly missing people, including ██████ ████████. Corpses were noted to be in multiple stages of decomposition and in the process of being consumed by the insect fauna present in the shaft, with abnormal amounts of hair present correlating with SCP-XXXX's effect. One instance in particular was reported to be suspended from the ceiling, fused into the structure of the shaft by an unknown biological substance with a significant portion of its cranium consumed.

SCP-XXXX attempted to flee soon after the arrival of the recovery team, but was intercepted. MTF Zeta-9 successfully contained SCP-XXXX, but in doing so an agent was exposed to SCP-XXXX's anomalous effect. MTF Zeta-9 left the site and evacuated the casualty who expired soon thereafter due to asphyxiation, despite immediate medical intervention.

Following this incident, the entrance to the shaft was sealed off with explosives, a Foundation mining company was introduced to fabricate a story that the mine was expunged of all of its resources. All civilian eyewitnesses and those involved were administered Class B amnestics.

Addendum-SCP-XXXX-1

An interview was conducted with SCP-XXXX to find out the extent of its knowledge, whereabouts, and containment.

[BEGIN LOG]
SCP-XXXX is given a whiteboard, rag and marker pen to communicate with.

Researcher ██████: Good morning, XXXX.

SCP-XXXX uses the marker, holding it with its front legs to haphazardly draw a letter on the whiteboard, which is presumed to be a greeting.

Researcher ██████: Please, refer to me as Researcher ██████.

SCP-XXXX draws a tick.

Researcher ██████: Do you know why you are here, XXXX?

SCP-XXXX draws itself contained within a cube.

Researcher ██████: Correct, you are being contained. Do you know where you are?

SCP-XXXX draws a larger cube encapsulating the previous drawing.

Researcher ██████: I see. Do you have a name? Perhaps an alias prior to your containment?

SCP-XXXX writes what is assumed to be its name in an unidentified language. Researcher ██████ indicates to the guards in the room. A picture is taken of SCP-XXXX's writing and the board is placed back on the table.

Researcher ██████: Okay. Do you remember what happened before you came here?

SCP-XXXX writes a complex amount of apparent unintelligible characters and symbols.

Researcher ██████: I… Don't understand that.

SCP-XXXX appears to quiver multiple times, shaking the whiteboard in increasing urgency and doesn't respond for approximately 20 seconds, still holding the whiteboard up. A guard present in the room notifies Researcher ██████ that SCP-XXXX is holding the board upside down. The board is flipped and a crude drawing of MTF Zeta-9 capturing SCP-XXXX is shown. A jagged line appears to be shot from one of the MTF's weapons, as well as a figure vertical on the floor. This was confirmed to be █████ ████ who was killed upon SCP-XXXX's retrieval.

Researcher ██████: Ah, that is your retrieval, correct?

SCP-XXXX does not react. Researcher ██████ looks through the recovery log of SCP-XXXX before returning to SCP-XXXX.

Researcher ██████: The team sent to recover you notified us you were living amongst other insects. Is this true?

SCP-XXXX draws a variety of crude insects, an unidentified symbol and itself directly above them.

Researcher ██████: So you coexisted with them? Were you the leader of this community?

SCP-XXXX draws a cross.

Researcher ██████: Upon recovery we discovered the body of multiple civilians, You also managed to kill one of our MTF agents. Why?

SCP-XXXX draws a line connecting the insects from the previous drawing and drawing of a corpse, as well as tick.

Researcher ██████: So, to feed them, correct? That does not explain why you killed an agent trying to recover you.

SCP-XXXX draws MTF Zeta-9 surrounding it. Jagged lines appear to be emanating from SCP-XXXX.

Researcher ██████: You have nothing to fear. The foundation is here to study you, not harm you.

Researcher ██████ glances at the report again.

Researcher ██████: How do you think your…. Congregation is doing, after your departure?

SCP-XXXX appears to reach for the marker, but retracts its limbs. SCP-XXXX's mandibles appear to move and it uses its front legs to groom its face. Researcher ██████ clears his throat, SCP-XXXX stops momentarily, but does not react to further questions.

Interview concluded. SCP-XXXX was escorted back to containment.
[END LOG]

Researcher ██████: "SCP-XXXX appears to be shaken after that last question. I suspect with time however it will be more open to questioning, therefore I suggest frequent interviews in the future seeing as it's been willing to co-operate so far."