What is a Mysterious Morphing Experiment? Well, it's an odd experiment that morphs. Not good enough for you? Well, it's a type of NC Mall item first launched on July 20, 2009. Over time, the item basically changes into different items. This change is called "morphing", and the different 'items' it can be are called "stages", according to TNT. Some Experiments will have multiple possibilities for one or more stage. MMEs have a symbol like a question mark on the bottom right corner of their images until they are finished morphing, at which time they become normal items.
Once an MME has finished morphing, all the previous stages are released back into the user's inventory (the final stage stays wherever you've kept your MME). When these items appear there is also a chance that you will be awarded a limited "Bonus" item. Not all MMEs brought will have the bonus - think of it a little like a capsule, some capsules contain the limited edition item and some don't.
MMEs are always on sale at the NC Mall for a limited time. They do not start morphing until after they have retired - generally, the first morph is on the night of retirement from the Mall.
A Mysterious Morphing Experiment will morph no matter where you place it(closet, inventory, on your Neopet, etc...) When you gift an MME before the morphing stage is complete, the recipient will receive the MME along with all previous morphing stages. When the MME is done morphing and gifted, the recipient will not be able to receive any of the previous morphed items. Each Mysterious Morphing Experiment varies with the number of items you get, but you are sure to get at least three.
Sometimes, it may take a few hours to receive all of your Experiment’s previous item states in your Inventory after the final morph. If this problem persists past 24 hours without receiving your items, create a Neopets bug ticket.
MMEs are full of surprises. Are they worth it for you, despite their price? There's only one way to find out!
Finding MME IDs
MMEs have multiple ID numbers. People often research them before purchasing and for trading purposes on the NC board. Why are MME ID numbers important? Every MME morphs into several stages: 2a, 2b, 2c, and so on. These stages represent different morphed wearable items as displayed in our tables. Each MME ID number is assigned to a different morphed stage. Unless you purchase all MME IDs, you are not guaranteed to get all morphed stages.
Finding an MME ID before purchase using the NC shopping cart:
First, go to the NC Mall and add the MME(s) into your shopping cart.
Highlight over the name of the MME. If you are in Google Chrome, right click on the highlighted title and select "Inspect Element". In Firefox, right-click the highlighted MME name and select "View Selection Source."
Another box should pop out. In the source code, you should see the name of the MME highlighted. Search for value="XXXXX" or img id ="XXXXX". "XXXXX" represents the MME ID. For the MiniMME19-S1: Leafy Woodland Dress, the MME ID found is 70849.
Since MMEs have multiple IDs, you can find them all the same way. Add a few MMEs to your shopping cart, and repeat these steps individually for each one. The last two numbers are known to change and are often used when referencing one of the MME IDs.
Finding an ID number after purchase:
Go to yourcloset and search the name of the MME. Once the MME is found. Right click anywhere on the page, and select "View page source".
The source code page will open up. Select CTRL + F to bring up the search box at the top of the page. Then, type in the name of the MME.
You should then see the name of the MME highlighted in the code. Look for, name='XXXXX' in the code. This will be the ID number.