Cockroach resilience?

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Arachnoprince
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I am just wondering if roaches generally seem to show some life-signs after they've been stabbed an are trapped in a T's mouth, as opposed to cricks?
I don't seem to remember seeing cricks move their legs and antennae around up to five minutes after they've been caught, which this roach I just gave my sub-adult Parahybana did. With much stuff leaking from it. Truely horrendous.
Also, she didn't seem to do any crick-dance, or any standing-on-tiptoes at all with this first roach. Is this a general rule?
 

Code Monkey

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Roaches are hardy beasts, but I wouldn't dismiss the crickets so easily. I've seen crickets still flailing their legs a half-hour and even longer after being grabbed up.

Among other reasons is that Ts voluntarily control the amount of venom injected when they bite, a cricket (or roach) does not require venom to subdue under most circumstances.
 
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