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Cockaroach Egg Thing

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Philth, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    This is a female Hissing roach with her "egg thing" sticking out. Sorry i dont know the offical name of it. I believe the male will come over to this and fertilize it, and then she pulls them back in until there ready to hatch. Some one correct me if im wrong, im not a roach expert. Just thought they were cool pics.

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  2. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    one more

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  3. Code Monkey

    Code Monkey Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    They're already fertilized at that point. What she is doing is allowing the ootheca to harden by exposing it to air. She'll then pull it back up into a special cavity to keep it protected until it's time for them to hatch.
  4. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    So how much longer till i got little babies?
  5. ORION_DV8

    ORION_DV8 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Can they produce an unfertilized ootheca?
  6. Neo

    Neo Arachnosquire Old Timer

    I believe they can....
  7. LdLrLyChLd

    LdLrLyChLd Arachnosquire

    Wow that’s so much longer than a lateralis ootheca, interesting! So they never lay the eggs, just keep them attached for weeks until they hatch? Strange!
    My females drop eggs once they harden and then go and get fertilized again... waste no time waiting for their babies lol