The Black:Outbreak–21

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2 thoughts on “The Black:Outbreak–21”

  1. Hi Paul ..listening to the last podcast .. I was wondering about a few things … wouldn’t shooting “the black” just make a bunch of smaller versions ..? I mean are the parts re-absorbed or are the hardend parts ..legs..eyestocks a different material. .?
    …by my count there should be a few 100 of these things by now ..

    1. I’ll fully answer those questions in Evolution, but essentially think about this. When they shoot the appendages, it turns into hard charcoal-like bits. For lack of a better description, think about it like chiton for crabs and the like. It’s dead “tissue.”

      Shooting the black in its liquid form would be like shooting a bullet into a lake. It doesn’t create another lake. Also, as the folks at HAL discovered, the stuff tends to stick together. There’s a reason for that and again, it’ll all be explained in Evolution. Thanks for the questions.

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