The Type 20 Star'ling Stickybang is a non-lethal weapon used to immobilize movement. This is accomplished because the stickybang has a sticky foam inside of it, that spreads outward in a fifteen meter wide area. The foam however only lasts five minutes, before it bio-degrades rapidly into nothing more than a sludge that at best is similiar to wet mud. The Stickybang was created in ER 750 and put into service in ER 740 (Before YE)
The contents of the grenade are comprised of various forms of materials that help create the sticky solution, but the primary ingredient comes from the Yetre Fruit. While secondary ingredients include a solution that helps concentrate the sticky paste so that it can remain in its form for up to five minutes upon release, the third ingredient actually serves to break the paste down after those five minutes and turns the form into a form of watery mud.
However, while the foam was designed to last at most five minutes, tests have shown that the form can laste anywhere from thirty seconds to five minutes max and could dissolve at any point. Diluting the foam in salt water turns it into a harmless liquid.
Because of the composition; the sticky foam won't block off a person's ability to breath if they are stuck to the ground or if the foam get's over their mouth or nose, this is because despite what it's made out of, air can still freely move through the foam which is also what causes it to biodegrade.
This type of Grenade primarily uses the Ball design style, the Shuriken isn't compatible due to the type of chemicals used for dispersal.
See Damage Rating for an explanation of the damage system.
The type 20 Stickybang has a maximum spread radius of fifteen (15) meters when using the ball style, it does not use the Shuriken style.