Predator 1/7

Length: short

Brief summary of the first year of life of the OgIT experimental subject.
The creature arrived at the facility in excellent shape. It was still in a larval state when I put it under monitoring.
I have personally analyzed his body: very small compared to that of a homo sapiens, but still very similar in shape and proportions. I made sure that all of his six limbs were present, after which I began the feeding process following the instructions given to me by the company.
The creature eats everything. Everything. I ran some tests and found that he can digest metal as well. His body does not seem to be able to accumulate and retain resources however, so I don’t understand where all his hunger comes from and especially where everything he eats ends up. Sometimes it seems that the things he swallows disappear into thin air.
This has both positive and negative effects on the creature. The main positive effect is that he cannot put on more weight than he should, and this should give him some advantages in the future. The negative effects are his constant hunger though. He never stops eating, and the fact that he can also ingest metals has made it difficult for us to manage his hunger.
If we give him a pacifier, he eats it. If we give him a toy, he eats it. He also tried to eat the finger of one of his caregiver when she played with him waving the finger in front of him. Fortunately he still has neither teeth nor strength so the caregiver found the little creature’s movements “funny” although actually dangerous.
The creature received a name when he arrived at our facility. I wanted to name him using numerical identification, it would have been easier to remember him, but the caregivers insisted on giving him a common name.
The first few months were very peaceful, especially because the creature never cries. At first glance he looks like an ordinary sapiens puppy, but he doesn’t communicate like they do. He emits particular pheromones when he needs food or physical contact, so we were forced to use special detectors to understand when to feed him and when to “cuddle”.
Studying his pheromones I understood that they can expand in the air up to a maximum of 25 meters before becoming almost completely undetectable by our instruments. I also tried to understand if domestic mammals such as cats and dogs can perceive them, and the result was largely positive. Dogs in particular can feel the pheromones released by the creature even from 100m away, which is impressive. I will have to do further tests on this, though.
Speaking of testing, I have partially confirmed what I had been told in the past regarding sapiens puppies. They cannot remain neglected from the “sentimental” point of view. They tend to let themselves die when their caregivers avoid any kind of physical contact.
The sapiens speak of “love”, but I believe that there is something else behind it. Could it be their addiction to oxytocin? I requested the purchase of 25 babies to do some experiments on this topic, but they haven’t arrived yet. The company says that European governments are investigating previously purchased sapiens, which is why the purchase I made will be delayed a bit.
However, I was advised to buy sapiens from the poorest continents. They are sold much more easily and local governments don’t seem to make too much fuss about them. I have already planned an acquisition of 50 organic subjects for next month in fact, and I have participated in the financing of a private cultivation of sapiens.
An inseminated sapiens female is able to give birth to at least five twins, and if treated with the right attention even more. This means that ten females should be able to produce at least 50 sapiens per year. Not bad. Unfortunately we don’t have much time left, but this cultivation process should speed up some of our programs. Hopefully for the next year I should already be enjoying a steady supply of puppies.
Returning to the creature, I found his body very satisfying. The endoskeleton and exoskeleton have fused correctly this time, so his muscles are also his bones. The only problem is that I still don’t know how to monitor him correctly, and the fact that the creature does not cry or scream to warn us of any internal problems does not help at all.
For now, however, things are going well. In fact I noticed that over the year he has grown a lot. Now he has the appearance of any 12-month-old sapiens, but with a small peculiarity: he already walks perfectly on two legs and he’s also able to run and walk backwards.
The last thing I want to note is the fact that he doesn’t sleep. Or to put it better … he sleeps only when he doesn’t eat, but if he eats he doesn’t sleep. Because of that I’ve cut down his diet for now. I don’t want the lack of sleep to cause unintentional damage to his brain.