Between time 0 and time 226 the initial membrane suffers two ruptures which are repaired with no change of membrane morphology. Between time 227 and 444 there are four rupture and repair episodes, yielding the new membrane morphology shown in figure 9.
Figure 9: Experiment 2, Run 1, Time 444.
This new morphology appears to be relatively robust. The entity persists in this morphology up to time 1250, in the course of which there are 5 more rupture and (successful) repair episodes. Between time 1250 and time 1310 there are two rupture and repair episodes yielding the new membrane morphology shown in figure 10. The entity survives in this morphology, through two more rupture and repair episodes until time 1741. There are then two ruptures in quick succession, at times 1742 and 1745. At time 1746 the membrane fragments, and partially spirals into the cavity, as shown in figure 11. It is then no longer possible to recover the closed membrane through any simple process of self repair.
Figure 10: Experiment 2, Run 1, Time 1310.
Figure 11: Experiment 2, Run 1, Time 1746.
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