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Old 05-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Top 10 new species. Amazing that so many new species are still being discovered.

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Newswise An amazing glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just three of the newly discovered top 10 species selected by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. A global committee of taxonomists scientists responsible for species exploration and classification announced its list of top 10 species from 2012 today, May 23.
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Glow in the dark cockroach? How does that help their survivability? Night mating perhaps like a firefly?

It sure would make them easier to spot so I could squash them when they invade my kitchen!
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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When I was very young we lived in a very big apartment building on Archer Ave on the south side of Chicago we called the Archer Building. If the cockroaches had been glow in the dark we would not have needed night lights...
It is a wonder I don't glow in the dark after all the pesticide spraying that took place in the building. Now I hold Madagascar hissing roaches for children to pet on occassion. I ain't scared of nothing when it comes to bugs...lol.
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Bioluminescence functional benefits do include reproduction, prey attraction and communication. This may be bioluminescent mimicry - - a defense benefit.
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