Babies of the Pacific Beetle cockroach are bigger than other species. The liquid that the cockroach embryos drank concentrated inside their guts, say researchers and formed tiny crystals. The “nectar” consumed by the babies of the Pacific Beetle cockroach appeared to make the young of this species bigger than other species, say the scientists.
Extraction in the lab was pretty straightforward. When it came to extracting the milk in the lab, the process was pretty straightforward. According to Professor emerita, Barbara Stay, she replaced the mother cockroaches “brood sac for the embryos” with filter paper and was then later able to get the milk.
What is the milk made of? Clinical studies of the milk found that few things could rival the nutritional density of the cockroach milk. One of the co-authors of the study, Leonard Chavas, told CNN, that the interest of the scientists is what exactly the protein milk crystals from the Pacific Beetle cockroach “is really made of?”
Scientists have figured out the milk’s gene sequence. Scientists have been able to pin down the gene sequence to the cockroach’s milk protein crystals, however, and they are in the process of trying to reverse engineer it. According to Chavas, he can envision that some kind of ice-cream can be made as a food variety.
Cockroaches could outlive the end of the world. When it comes to laying out the benefits of using cockroach milk, say scientists, one obvious one is that cockroaches are believed to have been around for a very long time. Their hardy nature could mean that they could outlive any disaster.
In some places cockroaches are already food. In some parts of the world, cockroaches are already considered food, scientists point out, In China, cockroaches are ground in powder, says CNN, and “stuffed into pills and advertised as a cure for all manner of stomach, heart, and liver ailments.”
Cockroaches are easier to eat without wings. According to one cockroach farmer called Wang who breeds millions of American cockroaches, he also eats the bugs fried. Wang says that the cockroaches are easier to eat once the wings come off and that he always feels better after eating them.