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Latest revision as of 08:01, 14 June 2019

  • Appearance: Largely indistinguishable from humans
    • Large, scalloped ears
  • Homeworld: Ocampa
  • Biological notes
    • Embryos develop within mother's mitral sac (VOY: "Elogium", "Before and After")
    • Multiple births common but not exclusive
      • Mathematically required for species growth given that Ocampa are only fertile once in their life
    • Lifespan of approximately nine Ocampan years
      • Calculated as approximately 13.5 Human years; see Ocampan calendar
      • Ocampa lifespan divided into phases
        • Childhood spans the first half-year, with adulthood by one year old (VOY: "Before and After")
          • Young Ocampa inherit memories via telepathic contact with community, making up for shortened childhood with accelerated learning rate (VOY Novel: Evolution)
          • Ocampa naturally possess eidetic memory, also aiding in accelerated learning (VOY: "Eye of the Needle")
        • Elogium (VOY: "Elogium")
          • Single mating period during a given Ocampa lifespan (VOY: "Elogium")
          • Occurs between ages of four and five (VOY: "Elogium")
          • Mitral sac forms during this period, sheds if no child is conceived (VOY: "Elogium")
          • Mother begins to produce ipasaphor from their palms, indicating beginning of fertility window (VOY: "Elogium")
            • Ipasaphor helps to facilitates six-day mating bond (VOY: "Elogium")
            • If bond not engaged, fertility window closes permanently 52 hours after production of ipasaphor (VOY: "Elogium")
        • Morilogium (VOY: "Before and After")
          • Final phase of life (VOY: "Before and After")
          • Occurs during ninth year (VOY: "Before and After")
          • Rapid physical aging, mental deterioration prior to death (VOY: "Before and After")
    • Telepathic and telekinetic abilities (VOY: "Caretaker", "Cold Fire", "Warlord", "The Gift", "Fury")
  • Cultural notes
    • Ocampan calendar
    • Mnemosia (VOY Short Story: "Closure")
      • Telepathic memorial used to store the memories and experiences of elders for later generations (VOY Short Story: "Closure")
      • Tradition ended by 24th century (VOY Short Story: "Closure")
        • Potentially in part due to declining telepathic abilities?