Keith Posted December 17, 2013 Share Posted December 17, 2013 Hissing cockroaches really are incredible escape artists! I had trouble with first instar nymphs escaping in my room, but as they got larger none escaped. So in my room I'm organizing papers on my desk when suddenly I see this large black roach run away and I quickly grab it. Its a young hissing cockroach. Nearly all mine are adults and they are all siblings so is this guy, but he is the size my nymphs were 5 months ago!!! So either he has been surviving since a 1st instar nymph loose in my room all this year, or he escaped 5 months ago and has never shed, because he ate enough not to die. I don't know how he would survive so long without water or food but I know for a fact his escape wasn't recent. Mabye he was smart to eat any water droplets or food residue on the cage top? Either way I was very shocked and except for being very small and skinny he ate like a pig and is doing well. No clue what instar he really is but I'm going to keep an eye on himself now! God knows if any more are loose in my room eating my stuff! Mabye that dream of one in my bed wasn't a dream after all!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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