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Clean and New by v-e-r-a Clean and New by v-e-r-a
White-eyed mutation of p. americana cockroach. White-eyed American cockroaches are not genetically modified, but are a natural mutation. They were discovered in the bottom of a mineshaft in the 40's, making up about 5% of the population in the one cave in which they are found. I'm fortunate to be a keeper of these guys, so I photograph them lots :) When they've just molted, they're especially pure white with hints of yellow and pink in their squishy new flesh. Note: There's no such thing as an albino cockroach. When you see a white roach, you're seeing one that just shed its skin. They slowly fade back into their natural colors.
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MikeinHell Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Neat!
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murriwurri Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks fascinating, but i wouldn't want to see it in reallife O.o
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April 9, 2012
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SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
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VPC-T700
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May 5, 2009, 2:47:58 AM
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