Following three rupture and repair episodes, at time 199 the entity forms into the same morphology encountered in run 1 (figure 9)--albeit, now rotated through . This morphology again appears relatively robust, persisting from time 199 to time 1437, through 12 rupture and self-repair episodes. Between times 1438 and 1500 there are four additional ruptures. Of these, one is successfully repaired, but the overall damage to the membrane is now too great, and by time 1508 it has degenerated into a single curved chain as shown in figure 14. Again, it is then no longer possible to recover a closed membrane through any simple process of self repair.
Figure 14: Experiment 2, Run 4, Time 1508.
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