Tuesday, March 30, 2021

"Why Cockroaches Are So Hard to Kill", from Science Insider

Cockroach head

 

Science Insider presents the 4-minute film “Why Cockroaches Are So Hard to Kill”.

 

A super immune system, a huge number of olfactory an taster receptors make them able to eat anything.  The American cockroach has a very large genome.

If it is decapitated, the body can survive a week.

It also molts almost its entire body several times in growing into adulthood. 

Wikipedia embed: head of American cockroach 

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