Good morning all!
Slow progress on the Tentasquirrel -
Tentasquirrel ? How much of this thread have I missed?
Is this a deliberate occurrence? If you are creating an army of giant Tenasuirrels don’t go the bioengineering route
I once accidentally created an octosquirrel, but that was because I left the door to my short range matter transporter open (its an old SilCorDyne SR6700, and the door actuators on those all died ages ago).
I happened to be octopus sitting my friend’s pet octopus Frank… I’m in my shop with the garage door open and this stupid squirrel comes in and starts tussling with Frank over his squeaky mollusk and the next thing I know Frank and the tree rat are inside the number 6 unit up on the control panel and BAM… next thing I know I’ve got octosquirrel running amok in over at my house. Now I’ve got to figure out how to separate them and my first idea, run them back and forth to the origin point pad… well lets just say that was a bad idea… NOWHERE in the owners manual does it indicate that running something back and forth will damage the centrioles used for cell division while simultaneously hardening the cell walls, making the cellular structure of the creature increase up to tenfold before division in as little as 8 passes… needless to say Frank was now big… and being that he was half squirrel, he was now belligerent too… nobody wants a 30 ft belligerent octosquirrel… trust me, I asked around first… so now I had to make an important decision… contain “Smashy” (somehow,“Frank” wasn’t really appropriate anymore) and keep on trying to recombobulate his DNA… or take him out… being that he was choking me at the time I was mulling this all over, the answer seemed pretty clear… shoot the hell out of him.
Two problems with that:
1- My .50 caliber browning M2 was mounted on our minivan at the time… (long story)... and..
2- Apparently after 40 or so passes octosquirrels become pretty much bullet proof…
I know, I know… shoot him in the crotch, right? Yeah, only problem with that is there really aint a very well defined crotch areas on giant octosquirrels…
Well, as I’m flying through the air on my way to colliding with the wall on the other side of the shop I spot my old childhood axe laying on the ground, so after I land on the nice soft cinderblocks, I pick it up and just as I about lay into Smashy (and Smashy was about to flatten me) I clipped a big liter bottle of Beryllium Chloride which goes splattering all over Smashy, destabilizing him molecularly and leaving me with a big frothy puddle of octosquirrel and lots of questions to avoid answering…
So… long story short… beryllium chloride is a great octosquirrel repellent/destabilizer…
On the other hand if you want a shortcut to making tentasquirrels… I still have a jug of smashy juice laying around somewhere… you never know when you might need a 30 Ft tall belligerent octosquirrel, so I figured I’d save some… I’m sure if you run it through a centrifuge or one of those newer gene resequencers, you can get something usable.
Besides what could go wrong with genetic sludge mopped off the floor and saved in an unrefrigerated bottle kept next to a keg of radioactive beer?