Sivvi's Tarventures (Solo) May 8, 2021 10:38:47 GMT -5
Post by Sivvi on May 8, 2021 10:38:47 GMT -5
Polaris and Borealis
The swamps were fun, and Polaris even made a new friend. Unfortunately, the Baskobirden was left behind, though for understandable reasons. The beastie wished to spend a little more time with the others before a final goodbye. Not forever, for likely for a while.
Now Polaris and Borealis were left to explore the Tar Pits. The glue like substance was so black and slick she could see her reflection. And at night, she could see the stars above. In some muck, it was so matte and gloopy that it seemed like there wasn't anything there, or it was a hole that would devour them whole. Polaris used a few tests to determine what exactly it was, though the tests were crude. She'd taken a stick near teh swamps and pressed it into the tar. In the matte tar it seemed to not want to relinquish the stick, but the oil-esque tar readily willing to release it, albeit messily. The slick tar stuck to the stick and began to stretch out far from its initial position. Polaris hopped backwards a few times, and then a few times more, until it finally fell free. She stared at the stick and set it down to measure how far the string of slime went. Approximately 16 of her long, backwards hops.
"Huh... Borealis, please keep your distance between the black substance. I am unsure if I would be able to retrieve you without either injury or damage."
Borealis had watched the stretch test and gave a hefty nod. She'd trotted away from the muck and to clearer pastures, so to speak.
"Actually, if you could, would you be able to find a few containment items, so I might be able to take these back home with me? I wish to see how they do when frozen, and then reheated. My hypothesis, is that this matte material might harden, and this slick one might crystallize. If it does crystallize, then I wonder what properties it would have, or if the original structure would be damaged or permanently changed."
Borealis gave a nod, heading off to see if she could find anything of use in the swamps. Heck, even their new friend would be able to help transport these samples back to their home. Before too long, Borealis had returned. She'd managed to find a few bottles that appeared to have been forgotten or lost along some previous travels. They were dirty, so before she could use them, she did have to clean them. Unfortunately, she knew she wouldn't have sterile samples this time, but next time she came back she knew she'd have what she needed.
"Alright. Let's go back to conduct some of these tests. And show our new friend where they will be living."