Study: Baby wasps secrete disinfectant to preserve cockroach prey

01/7/2013 | LiveScience.com

After an emerald cockroach wasp lays an egg on a captured cockroach, the wasp larvae that hatch secrete antimicrobial substances that disinfect the prey, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The secretions help prevent bacterial growth in the decaying cockroach, allowing the baby insects to devour the prey without being harmed.

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