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Wasp larvae disinfect food before eating it

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A team of German researchers has discovered that emerald cockroach wasp larva create a disinfecting clear liquid solution in their mouths that they spit out and use to disinfect their food before eating. This is especially important the team notes in their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, because the larva live inside the body of a cockroach.

http://phys.org/news...nfect-food.html

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Larvae inside a roach that has OCD mysophobia . I am amused .

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Some day someone is going to find a simple quirk of nature like this that can actually cure a dread disease and it's going to be awesome when it happens.

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