One of my absolute favorite instagram accounts is Science by Guff.
It's a little weird, super-awesome and loaded with FACTS.
"Yeah, this one’s kind of gross. Scientists
recently found that the “milk” found in cockroaches is actually super
good for you. While only Diploptera punctate produces “milk” (or at
least the bug equivalent) to feed its young, these protein crystals in
the mid-gut of the cockroach are four times more nutritious than cow’s
milk and have three times more energy than buffalo’s milk. How do they
plan on milking these cockroaches? Did I ever think I’d write that exact
sentence? Anyway, scientists are trying to sequence the genes of these
milk protein crystals so that they can make them in a lab. “The crystals
are like a complete food – they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you
look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino
acids,” says Sanchari Banerjee, a researcher on the project. They hope
that this research will aid in coming up with solutions to worldwide