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A Turtle Named Mack 06 September 2016 03:15 AM

Got (Cockroach) Milk?
Cockroach milk is officially a thing (if kind of a gross thing). Pacific beetle cockroaches, Diploptera punctata, are viviparous, meaning they give birth to live young. A researcher was able to “milk” cockroaches for the substance that nourishes the young. Upon analysis, the feeding substance turned out to be exceptionally high in fat, protein, and various nutrients. Apparently it is tasteless as well, so it might make a good nutritional food additive. The idea is already being floated as the next superfood. What is this stuff?

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