Thursday, March 13

Some CockRoach Facts

  • All American pest roaches--like most American humans--were immigrants.
  • Roaches wear their skeletons on the outside of their bodies.
  • What if you skinned your knee and white blood came out? If you're a cockroach, no big deal. Cockroaches bleed white blood.
  • Roach mouths work sideways.
  • The world's largest roach lives in South America.
  • Some roaches are tiny and live in ant nests.
  • Tropical cockroaches are often brightly colored green, yellow, red.
  • If you were to collect one of every species of cockroach found in the world, you'd need a lot of jars to put them in. There are some 5,000 species of cockroaches worldwide.
  • Most species of cockroaches live in the tropics.
  • Cockroaches have six hairy legs. The tiny hairs found on each leg give them their sense of touch.
  • Cockroaches have 6 legs and least 18 knees!!!
  • The world's largest roach is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan.
  • Cockroach kidneys look like a bunch of writhing snakes.
  • Pregnant for life? It doesn't sound like much fun, but some female cockroaches mate once and are pregnant for the rest of their lives.
  • Roaches live all over the world, including the North and South Poles. In extremely cold places, however, they survive by moving in with humans.
  • No food for a month--not even a crumb? Roaches can go without eating for a month but will only live a week without water.
  • It's hard to sneak up on a roach. They have one great big nerve connecting their tails to their heads, alerting them to danger from behind.