Thursday, April 9, 2015

99. Glutton Mites

Glutton mites are one of the only Chimeran insects with left-handed proteins. Their tenacity in maintaining their niche is perhaps due to their metabolism, based on a water-hydrogen peroxide mix. One of the principle ways the mites use hydrogen peroxide is fordigestion: the mites secrete nearly pure hydrogen peroxide to burn through organic matter before they eat the remains.

The mites have appeared as novelty bioweapons in some black and red markets. They are kept freeze-dried in small vials until the warmth of a body rouses them and they begin digesting through flesh.


Glutton mites are treated as disassembler nanoswarms, targeting only organic matter. [Expensive].

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