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Incest in roaches

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I currently have some hssing roach nymphs from the same egg sac and I was wondering, if they happened they happened to breed (not purposefully) and have nymphs would that harm the nymph genetics? I'm separating them anyway as I don't want more nymphs OR incest, but I'm curious on if incest will harm roaches the same way it does for other animals.

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Inbreeding doesn't seem to affect most commonly cultured cockroach species in the slightest, so there's no reason to separate them. :)

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I'm sure wild population commit incest. When you crack open a log in Madagascar and there's 10,000 hissers, probably most of them are related? 

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I had multiple generations of Blaberus giganteus from 1 M/F pair. The only "issue" I noticed was seemingly increasingly strange pronutum patterns, but that could easily be observation bias.

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