SCP-1550: Dr. Wondertainment's Custom Pets
Item #: SCP-1550
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: All Adult SCP-1550 specimens are to be contained in a sealed 5m x 5m x 5m terrarium simulating desert conditions under electronic surveillance and implanted with tracking devices. In event of an escape, the affected sector will be locked down until all specimens have been recaptured. SCP-1550 eggs are to be kept in their airtight packaging apart from in testing. The total population of SCP-1550 adults is not to exceed twenty at a time, with further specimens being terminated and their corpses incinerated. All testing must be approved by level 3 staff or higher. All uncontained instances of SCP-1550 discovered must immediately be killed on sight.
Description: SCP-1550 is an apparently artificial species of unknown classification whose larvae have the ability to undergo metamorphoses into a form which is adapted for their environment. However, despite adaptations, all specimens possess a tattoo like set of markings on their underbelly reading [DATA EXPUNGED] – a Dr. Wondertainment Trademark and none will grow to over █ centimeters in length. Due to SCP-1550's powers of adaptation, it is unknown if the species has an original form, and if so what it is. SCP-1550 eggs are 1 centimeter long, flesh toned ovoids, which will only hatch if exposed to air. When packaged, they are stored under airtight plastic seals apparently for transport. Dissection of unhatched eggs reveals them to simply contain a biological mucoid substance containing fragmentary DNA of unknown origin. As adult SCP-1550 specimens appear to be sterile it is unknown how the eggs are created.
SCP-1550 ›› Experiment Log
Date: ██/██ /████
Test Subject: SCP-1550-1
Procedure: One (1) SCP-1550 egg was placed in a tank of seawater and allowed to hatch.
Results: SCP-1550-1 has gills along its upper back behind the eyes, and flattened and broadened tails to serve as paddles for swimming, and produces specialized mucus to protect its eyes from salt damage. It has a swim bladder revealed upon dissection in its lower [DATA EXPUNGED] and [DATA EXPUNGED].
Notes: Skin coloration was also a mottled blue, presumably to blend in with the seawater.
Test Subject: SCP-1550-2
Procedure: One (1) SCP-1550 egg was placed in a tank of water taken from a river behind Site [REDACTED] in which SCP-1550 was stored and allowed to hatch.
Results: SCP-1550-2 possess enlarged lungs and thinned body for increased streamlining.
Notes: No gills? Apparently, it doesn't use the same adaptations for similar circumstances. That's somewhat odd.