A melon-sized lifeform whose epidermal layer secretes a viral suppressant, kept by Phlox in his Sickbay menagerie for its use as a salve for cuts and bruises. In a controversial procedure not widely known off-world but within Phlox?s knowledge, the larvae is also capable of replicating another species? lifeform after the outsiders? DNA sample is implanted in it. The resulting lifeform is virtually a clone of the original, called a "mimetic simbiot," but it lives an at accelerated rate over a lifespan of around 15 days.