Between time 0 and time 133 the initial membrane suffers three ruptures which are repaired with no change of membrane morphology. A rupture at time 134 is repaired at time 137, yielding the new membrane morphology shown in figure 12. The entity persists in this morphology up to time 452, in the course of which there is one more rupture and (successful) repair episode. A further rupture at time 453 is eventually repaired at time 555; but in the interim, a second rupture at time 542 leads to a partial spiral into the cavity, as with run 1, and again it is then no longer possible to recover a closed membrane through any simple process of self repair.
Figure 12: Experiment 2, Run 2, Time 137.
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