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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fascinating Facts About Cockroaches

Cockroaches get their vitamins from bacteria that live in their bodies.
For millions of years, cockroaches have carried on a symbiotic relationship with special bacteroides carried within their own bodies. The bacteroides live within special cells called mycetocytes, and are passed down to new generations of cockroaches by their mothers. In exchange for living a life of relative comfort inside the cockroach's fatty tissue, the bacteroides manufacture all the vitamins and amino acids the cockroach needs to live. This arrangement allows the cockroach to dine on just about anything it finds, without concern for its lack of nutritional value.


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