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This is it. This is it this is it this is it!

I wasn't sure when I first picked up the sample from today but I've run a few tests and...

Señors y señoritas, this is crab venom they found.

I've been trying to isolate a sample of this for weeks, but the damn stuff fades off and dies too quick for me to get a look at it-- these samples have been mixed with some kind of blood-based nutrient gel to keep it alive.

It's too soon to say right now but if I try doing the same to my samples, I might be able to isolate it from another live specimen so we could get as much as we need. And if we've got samples, we've got time to work on a possible treatment.

In the meantime... Ms. Chambers, Dr. Neville, any of the rest of you who are into this kind of thing-- when you get some time, what with all the shenanigans and goings on around here, let's get to my lab and a look at this little bastard.

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Jan. 5th, 2009 11:10 pm
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12/24/2008

Examination of another specimen is going well. Have most likely established the creatures' existence as its own occurring species-- none such on record, but naturally occurring to be certain. No parasitic entity or obvious signs of other species' genetic material overtly present.

(Note: In the case of a man-made organism such as a B.O.W., there are obvious differences in genetic structure indicative of a crossbred/laboratory origin. EX: Examining a Novistador specimen reveals both human and insect genetic material separate from that of the Plaga parasite infecting it. No such obvious differences here.)

Slight differences in size and color compared to specimen #1. Specimen #2 is larger and seems to have a more developed exoskeleton in parts, larger mandibles and a few differences in the internal organs. Death caused once again by gunshot-- one high-caliber rifle round removed from the thoracic area, wedged between organs E and F (a "heart" and some sort of digestive organ, purpose and function unknown, further study req'd)

My equipment isn't sophisticated enough in a simple medical office to perform advanced bloodwork and other tests. The only way I'll be able to find out more will be to find more advanced equipment or to put my head together with other researchers.

NEXT TASK:
- Identify function of major organs
- In-depth bloodwork and chemical analysis

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Any nerds out there? Does anybody know more about those... crab things, other than that they're mean and they bite? I'm not looking for a full biology lesson or anything, but maybe somebody can enlighten a curious mind.

In the meantime, Feliz Navidad, amigos. Didn't think I'd be seeing another Christmas, but you never know the cards Lady Luck's going to throw at you. She's one tricky dealer, if you know what I mean.

Hey Leon, you guys over there at the bar doing anything for the holiday? And anybody mind if I tag along?

Or perhaps there's a lady out there who'd like a little warm company this holiest of evenings?
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