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Item #: SCP-3705
Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: All species of SCP-3705 must be contained in one of the 4 ice houses at biological site 103. To prevent hybridization of SCP 3705 species or any species within the genus Capsicum, each species get their own ice house.

If a new species of SCP 3705 is discovered, they are to be put into temporary containment until a new ice house can be set up. All ice houses should be equipped with fire extinguishers and fire retardant clothing that can resist up to 200℃. All ice houses must have the plumbing system of supercooled water checked daily, if any stress, damage or ice blockage is found on or in any of the pipes, then procedure 3705-2 will be activated until all damaged pipes have been completely replaced, see addendum 3705-5 for more details. Also, see addendum 3705-2 for more details on the icehouses.

Description: SCP 3705 is group of 4 (as we know of) species apart of the genus Capsicum, the closest related species being C. annuum. The key feature of all 4 species is the extreme heat that they can all generate, with temperatures up to 200℃, the only exception to this is SCP 3705-4, which can reach a temperature of ████℃.

The purpose of this extreme temperature is largely unknown but is believed to deter any possible predators, to heat water in its environment, and to launch seeds into the air when the instances mature. Attempting to open the pepper will cause a large explosion of flame as if a huge amount of pressure is being released, thus the peppers are not fit for consumption.

It is currently unknown how the heat is produced in any of the species or how the plants themselves can withstand the tremendous amount of heat generated by the peppers, though it has been found that they can overheat themselves when not in cold environments. All 4 species have a unique way of spreading their seeds, instead of relying on animals to spread pollen and seeds like other members in the genus Capsicum. The flowers are long and cylindrical, they act as a cannon as pollen can be ejected into the air with the range differing from species when peppers have reached full maturity. The peppers go through a seed spreading event (see addendum 3705-2 for more details).

SCP 3705 can hybridize with almost any species within the genus Capsicum, most specimens are either incapable of creating seeds that can germinate or are simply do not carry the anomalous traits of SCP 3705.

Recovery: SCP 3705-1 was the first species found and contained by the foundation, Specimens were first discovered by MTF [REDACTED] unit in [CLASSIFIED], Yukon when attempting to recontain SCP ████. Specimens we’re originally confused for a non-anomalous species of Capsaicin. MTF [REDACTED] was confused since no known Capsaicin species live in areas as far up north as Yukon.

After confirmation was given from observation post ██, MTF Iota ██- 4 tried to extract a seed from the specimen, causing immediate combustion of the entire plant. The explosion produced by the plant was comparable to 13 kilograms of Dynamite. This caused the death of MTF Iota ██- 4, MTF Iota ██- 7 and the injury of MTF Iota- 2, MTF Iota ██- 6, and MTF Iota- captain. A second Mobile Task Force was sent in to see why MTF Iota ██ was not responding, finding a small crater, and the dead body of MTF Iota ██- 4. MTF Iota ██- 7 while still alive when the second MTF group arrived at the incident site, MTF Iota ██- 7 died from injuries while being returned to observation post ██.

MTF Iota ██ was retired and Mobile Task force MTF Theta 4 “Gardeners” was deployed search the areas around [REDACTED], Yukon. MTF Theta 4 found a total population of 38 specimens during their comb of the area. Through a careful extraction of each specimen, 33 of the specimens were kept in temporary containment at Observation post ██ while 5 of the specimens were sent to biological site 103 for testing. All specimens were given the designation SCP-3705.

Addendum 3705-01: On ██/██/████, All five specimens sent to biological site 103 died as the specimens cooked themselves in the temperate climate of biological site 103. While not creating an explosion, the heat excreting by the dead specimens of SCP 3705 made the greenhouse into an oven, killing all other plant specimens that were in the greenhouse.

Note: I want to know who was responsible for the genius idea of putting a sub-arctic, explosive plant in with a bunch of delicate, temperature sensitive specimens of SCP ████. All new specimens of SCP 3705 must be placed into separate containment away from any other SCP here on site, or must be moved to a different biological site.- Biological Site 103 Director

Addendum 3705-02: In response to the recent incident. A custom set of “ice houses” were created to house SCP 3705. All ice houses are made with the intent of making the area within as cold as possible. The combined ventilation, cold agriculture plumbing, and high albedo paint make all ice houses have an average temperature of 4℃ to -17℃, all while allowing for high amounts of sunlight to enter in.

Each plant bed is equipped with 4 layers of 5cm wide, steel alloy piping, a bedding mixture with a similar composition of that from southern Yukon, but with a higher nutrition value. Each bed has a door on the side that allows full access to the interior of the bedding.

Addendum 3705-03: After the discovery of SCP 3705-2, a full list of current species of SCP 3705 has been created and must be updated regularly, there are 2 3 4 1 species of SCP 3705 along with no fertile anomalous hybrid species and 26 no infertile hybrid specimens in the hands of the foundation. Out of the 4 currently known species, 2 used to reside in the subarctic region, 1 used to reside in arctic regions, and 1 lives in the Antarctic region. All species seem to only be capable of living in, though hybrids are considerably more flexible in their living areas. Below is a list of all species currently or formerly in the hands of the foundation.

Addendum 3705-03: Currently there are 2 procedures used for the safety of both SCP 3705 and foundation Personnel.

Procedure 3705-1: Procedure 3705-1 is used during a seed spreading even of any specimen of SCP 3705. When any specimen shows signs of preparing to spread its seeds (wilting, peppers starting to expand in size, peppers glowing) Specimens are moved in a secure container to a highly explosive resistant chamber in a repurposed bunker 2 km away from biological Site 103. Conditions in the chamber are changed to force the specimen to explode. Seeds are collected afterward and placed into storage for future use.

Procedure 3705-2: Procedure 3705-2 is a procedure used when the piping of the ice houses is under notable stress, or if the plumbing system is blocked up entirely. When procedure begins, the affected icehouse is flooded with nitrogen, three (3) or more staff personnel enter the icehouse to open the undersides of the beds. Personnel must exit every 5 minutes to assure that their suit does not compromise from the extreme temperatures, the room will be flooded with more liquid nitrogen every 30 minutes to assure that the temperature stays cold. This will be repeated until all affected pipes are replaced.