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Cockroaches on their back, flipping (and digging)


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Out of curiosity to see how different cockroach species handle being on their back on sand, I made some videos. 
Fine sand is very difficult for insects deal with... 

First: Eupolyphaga sinensis female: 

 

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And a male Eupolyphaga sinensis on his back (note that it's a 'white eye'): 

 

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Polyphaga saussurei. 
The less flexible body and the loose sand are a bit too much... These cockroaches tend to take 'their time'....

 

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Quite enjoyed these videos. The fine sand really reveals their movements. I might have to give this a try!

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