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A few days ago, I observed one of my female B. lateralis drop her ootheca and bury it. She picked up and dragged several pieces of substrate litter (including small coco bark chunks and strings of sphagnum) to the ooth, covering it. While she was working, any other roaches that got with her 2" radius were immediately and aggressively chased away. She would then return and continue dragging items onto the little nest she had made. She made a good number of trips (maybe 5-7), so I know it wasn't just a one-off.

It was late at night so I thought maybe I was reading too much into it, but I checked the next morning and yup. Nice shiny new ooth under the debris. 

Anyone else observe this behavior? 

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