Cockroach Superpower: They Don’t Need to Pee | Wired Science | Wired.com

To survive in hostile environments, cockroaches rely on their own vermin: Blattabacterium, a microbe that hitched a ride inside roaches 140 million years ago, and hasn’t left since.

Researchers who sequenced the Blattabacterium genome have found that it converts waste into molecules necessary for a roach to survive. Every cockroach is a testimony to the power of recycling — thanks to their microbes, they don’t even need to pee

 

 

 

 

via Cockroach Superpower No. 42: They Don’t Need to Pee | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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