Nuclear Detergent Poopycells

Perhaps arising from the same sunscreen poopycell cultures that spawned the Screenplaque, the Nuclear Detergent Poopycells fill a similar role as ubiquitous microbial decomposers - breaking down any perished organic matter they come in contact with and returning those constituent compounds back into the environment. However, while the Screenplaque has monopolized this role on land, they peculiarly have not made any lasting presence underwater, leaving the detergent poopycells with an easy claim to stake.

While individual species are difficult to distinguish, distinct genus-wide traits can be better observed. A single Nuclear Detergent Poopycell possesses three to six flagella and numerous cilia; the frontmost cilia make for keen chemoreceptors. Large enough chunks of decaying matter are covered in dense clusters of NDP, which sometimes exchange genetic material with each other to form resistant spores. Both spores and mature cells alike are tolerant to otherwise inhospitable conditions - remaining in torpor until conditions improve. Like other nuclear poopycells, NDP are radiotrophs, and thus flourish at their greatest on decomposing radiobiont (both radfauna, radioworm, and radiomold clades) matter.

Although Nuclear Detergent Poopycells are present in all waters wherever there’s expired radioactive biomass to decompose, they occur in their greatest diversity in the waterways of Dingus and HRI due to the substantially greater intensity of background radiation there.