SCP-XXXX Stitcher Spiders
rating: 0+x
inactive

SCP-XXXX in its inactive state

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedure: All units of SCP-XXXX are to be stored within a 1.5 m diameter sphere lined with a 1.5 mm lead coating. Access to SCP-XXXX is limited to a single Class 2 or higher staff member for transport; said personnel must be equipped with a standard issue hazmat suit with a mirrored visor.

SCP-XXXX's containment unit includes a separated chamber mechanism, allowing the retrieval of a single instance of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX is to be stored at radioactive containment Site-83 until further notice.

Description: In its inactive state SCP-XXXX is a collection of 528 527 chrome-like orbs of an unknown metal. Each instance measures at 15.24 cm in diameter and weighs 1.3 kg. The metal has shown great resistance in efforts to puncture or cut its metal exterior, however an impact force of 356 newtons is capable of breaking the outer layer. Each unit of SCP-XXXX emits radiation of 15.00 mSv.

SCP-XXXX in its active state is similar to before, but releases 6 extending rods from slots undetectable in its inactive state. The rods are jointed similarly to an arachnid of the Pholcidae family and each rod ends in sharp pointed tips resembling gauge 7 suture needles. The pointed tips have a hollow slot that dispenses a thin synthetic fiber hereafter designated SCP-XXXX-1. SCP-XXXX is capable of using these rods for the purpose of movement, achieving speeds up to 30 km/h.

For SCP-XXXX to enter its active phase, the following conditions must be met:

- A living organism, hereafter designated the subject, is within sight radius of SCP-XXXX.
- The subject approaches within 3 meters of an inactive SCP-XXXX.
- The subject has what is designated as an 'open wound' by SCP-XXXX. See Testing Log XXXX-█████ for more information.

An inactive SCP-XXXX can become active if an active SCP-XXXX comes within 10 meters, ignoring all previous conditions. It is suspected to be due to a communication signal that is so far undetected.

When activated, SCP-XXXX releases its rods and raises its main body 5 cm off the ground, before immediately detecting for other subjects. This process takes an estimated 2.5 seconds before moving towards any active subjects.

SCP-XXXX-1 is a fiberous material similar to spider silk developed from the major ampullate gland of the Caerostris darwini. Similarly to dragline silk developed by the Caerostris darwini, SCP-XXXX-1 has a combination of incredibly high tensile strength and extensibility, achieving a strength of 350 MJ/m3: over ten times stronger than a similarly sized piece of Kevlar. Due to the strength and thickness, SCP-XXXX-1 cannot be removed without specialty cutting tools. While incendiary tools are capable of removing SCP-XXXX-1, it is not recommended as it undergoes glass transition at low temperatures. See Testing Log XXXX-█████ for more information.

Retrieval: SCP-XXXX was recovered from ██████, █████ inside of an abandoned hospital after a rise of missing children reports came to the attention of Agent ████. Upon investigation, the children came from [REDACTED] Elementary, where a recent 'Courage Test' -related to rumors of the nearby haunted hospital- rose in popularity. The Foundation was contacted and a mobile task force was assembled for retrieval.

Addendum XXXX.01: Testing Logs

Addendum XXXX.02: Recovered Video Log During SCP-XXXX Retrieval