Buddy13 I think we should take all the little bits about decapodian anatomy, and put them in their own section. Zoidberg has so many freakish traits, they should really be explored in detail. Like his fin, his gas bladder, his four hearts, his blowhole, is inkpouch, et cetera. The commentaries say that "Zoidberg is every sea creature" — they give him whatever trait is funny at the moment.
Buddy13 Before I complete it, I'd like to ask a few questions: Where do you guys think the Vinnie form should go? I'm thinking after the coral form where siblings bud from them, but there's no real info. The order of Zoidberg's reverted forms are obvious, so it's just a matter of finding where to stick that snail form. On the other hand, we could just assume that Vinnie isn't a Decapodian, since he's not red and hasn't apparently aged since Zoidberg left. We could leave him off entirely, in this case. For now, I have plans to include the adult form (i.e., Zoidberg) and a "Mating Frenzy" phase. Should I include the Frenzy phase as an additional form? I'm also pondering whether to include hermit-crab form (from The Deep South), as it isn't really a developmental stage, and seems entirely optional to the Decapodians. Any suggestions?
[Whaler on the Moon] I'd leave Vinnie out - he's probably not Decapodian, but some crab bully from Zoidy's childhood. That would explain why he's still in the puddle. I'd leave out the hermit crab in Deep South, as it's not part of the life cycle.
What do you think? How's that? Buddy13
It should also be stated that between the Cuttlefish stage and the mature stage, Decapodians become child-sized humanoids.--Gonzalo84 17:40, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
I've been working on the anatomy part, including some things from more recent episodes (Lethal Inspection, The Prisoner of Benda), but I got stuck on these armpit things (pictured left). What are they? I know they occur on some marinal animals, and they resemble corals, but do they have a name and serve a purpose? Anyone know? Aki 13:16, 24 August 2010 (CEST)
- They might not even be an actual part of him. Many sea creatures form symbiotic relationships with other organisms like coral or anemones. It's possible that these are some sort of creature that keeps food particles out of his armpits or something... --Buddy 20:32, 8 September 2010 (CEST)
That's my fault. Fan Futurama 15:14, 8 September 2010 (CEST)
What the H#LL does THIS mean?
"Decapodian culture shows the traits of being authoritarian and they seem to be strict beings, who do not welcome change to their society. Despite the authoritarian sense in the species' members, many of them are known to flock to other worlds, perhaps in search of a less strict society. It can be assumed that Decapodian society isn't strict in format, but essence of its authoritarianism is uncanny, and as a result the sense stems to its citizens."