reply to post by Hijinx
No, what I am saying is, if someone wanted to start a rudimentary lab, and had the expertise, they could hide this purchase of scientific equipment
pretty easily, because technically, this would be a weapons buy, or even a sporting goods purchase, depending on how the accounting works out. If they
paid in cash, it would be even more tricky to track the purchase. No one who does not follow deals like this, would know where to begin looking!
That said, you are right to some degree, there would be a little more required to safely create biological weapons, like a hazmat suit,
decontamination shower and so on. But the crucial gear, its all there. The components required for many very, VERY nasty little critters, are not hard
to get hold of, or indeed make oneself. Some of them only need to be captured from incidentally created sources. There are kinds of bone eating
fungus, which are formed when blood droplets get into contact with damp, dark, and in a rarely disturbed area, like in a hollow wall near a dripping
pipe, or in a cave, near to rivulets of water leading to a stream further down.
Spores travel into the body through the nose, and rot the skull, turning it black as the bones are basically digested by the fungus. In fact, there
are several ways I can conceive of making such things with very basic lab supplies. Sure, spreading it beyond a certain distance would be tricky, but
delivering it to one building would not be difficult. Organising batches, storing them properly, these are all things which could be achieved by
cobbling together some homebuilt gear.
But the point is that as a starter kit for that sort of activity, this package as advertised would be very tempting to some people. Thats all I was