Hissers store sperm?

InvertsandOi

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Who knew? Probably everybody but me, haha. They certainly do, though. I had one male and one female hybrid hisser. Both adults. The male died shortly before the female had a clutch of nymphs. A few months later, I have more little nymphs. The female has had no contact with any other adult hissers. I've done a fair amount of amateur google research on various species of cockroach and I never knew that they store sperm, so I just thought I'd share. Do all cockroach species share this capability?
 

Hisserdude

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Oh yeah, they most definitely store sperm. Many female roaches probably only need to mate once in their lives to have several litters of young. :)
 

Hisserdude

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This is what 2 roaches gave to me hahaha good luck. Cant get rid of them fast enough lol
Yep, they are quite productive lol! :D

And how wonder there illegal in canada....lol
Well it's not like they could infest houses or survive a Canadian winter, so really the ban on roaches in Canada seems pretty unjustified to me.
 

InvertsandOi

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This explains something I've noticed with my Schultesia lampyrydiformis (firefly roaches). On a few occasions I've noticed half the colony trying to mate with a newly emerged adult while it's still white and soft. Must be the males trying to be the first to make the lifelong sperm donation. Interesting.
 

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This explains something I've noticed with my Schultesia lampyrydiformis (firefly roaches). On a few occasions I've noticed half the colony trying to mate with a newly emerged adult while it's still white and soft. Must be the males trying to be the first to make the lifelong sperm donation. Interesting.
Yeah, in lots of species the males will try to mate with very freshly molted females, I don't know if she is able to accept multiple batches of sperm or if one is all she can absorb. I do know that if given the opportunity the females can mate multiple times, but I don't know if it's necessary to mate more than once.
 

FASSETT

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Its kinda funny tho that they seem to stop climbing up the glass when i put the petroleum jelly on the rim. Giving them less food and heat slows there production forsure.
 

Hisserdude

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Its kinda funny tho that they seem to stop climbing up the glass when i put the petroleum jelly on the rim. Giving them less food and heat slows there production forsure.
Well giving them less food doesn't really stop reproduction, just makes them hungry lol. Taking fruit out of the diet should stop them from reproducing though, so should keeping them below 72F.
 

FASSETT

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Well giving them less food doesn't really stop reproduction, just makes them hungry lol. Taking fruit out of the diet should stop them from reproducing though, so should keeping them below 72F.
No more apple or carrot peals. Lol carrots i believe is there all time favorite. Anyways im going to stop cuz i kinda feel off topic. Peace!
 
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