Cockroach Fun Facts
There are about 5,000 species of roaches.
Roaches bleed white blood.
Roaches rest 18 hours a day.
Roaches live in harmony in large groups. They make decision and plan strategies using their antennae.
Diet and Eating
Roaches eat anything—including hair!
Roach’s mouth chews sideways.
A roach can live 7 days without its head. It dies of dehydration, since it has no mouth to drink.
Roaches can survive one month without food.
Physical Features and Abilities
A South American roach is 6 inches long with a 1 foot wingspan.
Roaches have 18 knees on 6 legs.
Roaches can fit through cracks that are as thin as a dime.
Roaches can run at 3 mph. (Check out other animal speeds.)
In order to attract male roaches, females produce a chemical called pheromones that makes them smell good.
Madagascar Hissing Cockoach
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