Cockaroach Egg Thing

Philth

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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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Code Monkey

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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.
 

LdLrLyChLd

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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
 
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