Savage Containment Procedures
SCP-173 The Statue
SCP-173 itself is a type of sentient clay that works through by incorporating lightly radioactive quantum xeno particles into its biological structure. The part of the statue that the retrieval team found to be strangest was that the clay that was formed around a statue seemed to demonstrate an intelligence that the clay that hasn’t been formed did not.
When The Foundation put a rebar skeletal structure into the containment cell, a new statue reformed around the skeletal structure. Most interestingly the new statue used only clay that had been used on the original statue. Clay that is never used on the statue seems to demonstrate an animal level of intelligence while the statue clay demonstrates human like intellect.
As of now our scientists do not understand why there are differences between the two types of clay are unknown. Instances of humans or animals that have been infected with the SCP-173 have been dubbed SCP-173-1. These infected individuals are only infected if their internal organs are not clearly visible. Instances of animals that have been spliced with the genetics of jellyfish to give them translucent skin and internal organs proceed with their lives as normal. This immunity also goes for instances of SCP-745 as their skin translucent.