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                                                Cockroaches Facts

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years. They are estimated to be at least 200 million years old. The fossils date back as far as 350 million years. They belong to order Blattaria and are considered pests. There are more than 4,500 different species of cockroaches. They can be found all over the world except Antarctica. They prefer to live in warm and damp places. A cockroach can live about one month without food and two weeks without water. They can also survive for one week without their head because they do not require mouth to breathe.

Fun Facts: –

  • They can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
  • They can cause some allergies and trigger asthma attacks. They also spread 33 different kinds of bacteria.
  • Cockroaches can survive really high radiation levels even 10 times more than a human can.
  • Some species of cockroaches can even fly and a few of them stabilize themselves with the wings while jumping so it appears as they are flying.
  • They can eat almost each and every organic matter, from plant matter to human food, dead insects etc.
  • Cockroaches are fast runners and can go up to a speed of 3 miles per hour.
  • They do not have structured groups like termites but they prefer to live in groups.
  • They are cold-blooded creatures and can maintain a low rate of metabolism.
  • They have little holes in almost every segment of their body. They are called spiracles and responsible for sending air directly to the tissues.
  • They incubate their eggs in a thick protective case. This thick case is called an ootheca.
  • They are cold-blooded insects.
 

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