0154 [mello] meura
The infamous "snot" of the mellomeura consists of heterogeneous polysaccharides extremely similar to agarose and agaropectin, with a vast array of sugars and proteins mixed in (we have so far identified at least 177 different sugars). The gel also stays at a steady 98.6°F, much warmer than its core. This allows the mellomeura to host a wide variety of human-infecting microbial life in its head-gel, which it collects by rubbing itself on high-traffic touch-zones (door knobs, handrails, telephones etc).
above: many different germ masses.
As though consciously designed to be a plague-bearer, this strain has the potential to infect the public with any disease it comes in contact with. The exact microbes collected by its gel varies from specimen to specimen, and reflect diseases already existing in the local population. So far we have found growing in its head-gel: Naegleria fowleri, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus hominis, respiratory syncytial virus, varicella voster virus, norovirus, and SARS-CoV-9.