Jump to content

HELP: Is my roach prolapsing


Ace
 Share

Recommended Posts

I cannot see the picture but I have an idea what is happening. I have a question. When I turn over the many egg crates I see female Lobster Roaches have an ootheca sticking out or more like a clump of eggs. Is this just airing it? Or does the male fertilize the eggs while the female takes them out? Do Lobster Roaches mate like normal roaches (example: Parcoblatta)?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I cannot see the picture but I have an idea what is happening. I have a question. When I turn over the many egg crates I see female Lobster Roaches have an ootheca sticking out or more like a clump of eggs. Is this just airing it? Or does the male fertilize the eggs while the female takes them out? Do Lobster Roaches mate like normal roaches (example: Parcoblatta)?

The roaches mate, the ootheca is inside the female when she mates. She only sticks out the ootheca once or twice to turn it (it must be fertilized for her to do this). If she never mates each unfertilized ootheca is aborted and usually eaten because forming ootheca takes nutrition which is why all female roaches need more nutrients than males. I've even seen hissers eat meat or poultry readily.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...