Nutcrackers are nanobots designed to locate, migrate, and decompose the synthdiamond case of a cortical stack within a morph by attacking its crystal lattice. This process takes approximately 6 hours, after which the cortical stack is destroyed. These nanobots also attack the cortical stack's connections to the (cyber)brain and brain-mapping nanobots. After 1 hour, the victim will be aware that their cortical stack is threatened. After 3 hours, all connections will be severed and the cortical stack will no longer be able to back up the character.