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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357600
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Lynn ain't evil my friend! ;\)

And, yeah, what a weird thread! \:-D


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Macbeth] #357605
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Ohoh, I love the 'Cockroach in Divinity 2' idea.
Could you guys make a quest involving the player spraying some giant cockroaches with jets of fire in Dragon Form ? :p


Re: The cockroach thread [Re: isorun] #357606
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noooo Isorun, why would you kill cockroaches

This reminds me of the drama movie mimic.



Would some one please think of the cockroaches!!!
Warning, Spoiler:

The kill all the cockroaches :'(
Warning, Spoiler:

ps: Yes, I HAVE been a bit mentally unstable lately. (Vacation in 2 weeks (and boy do I need it))



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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357607
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Glad im not the only one Morbo.

the unstable part not the cockroaches one.



Re: The cockroach thread [Re: LewsTherinKinslayer13] #357609
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Hehe, Mimic, that has been a while!


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Macbeth] #357610
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The favourite food of the cockroach is actually the glue on envelopes, the glue bindings at the backs of books and the glue on the back of postage stamps.

A cockroach can hold it's breath for up to 40 minutes.

Some female cockroaches mate once and are pregnant for the rest of their lives

Cockroaches rest for approximately 75% of each day.

Young cockroaches only need a crack about 0.5mm wide to crawl into your house. Adult males can squeeze into a space of 1.6mm.

Cockroach can live for up to a month, without its head.

Most species come from tropical countries and therefore need to be kept at a minimum of 25 degrees centigrade to survive.

The world's largest roach (in South America) is six inches long with a one-foot wingspan.

Male cockroaches transfer sperm to females in a package called a spermatophore. Some males cover the package in a protein-rich wrapping that the female can eat to obtain nutrients to raise her young.

Female cockroaches however prefer their males at the bottom of the social pecking order while the dominant males try and stop them from having their way. But when females do mate with low-ranking cockroaches, they produce fewer sons in an effort to avoid passing on his lower level genes.

Cockroaches can run up to 3km/hr (0.8 m/s).

There are estimated to be 4,000 - 5,000 species of cockroaches in the world. Of these, only 25 to 30 are considered pests. The rest remain a part of the Earth's fauna, such as the Giant Burrowing Cockroach which are clean, slow moving, and are sometimes kept as pets.

The German Cockroach - In Germany it is sometimes called "Die russische Schabe" or "The Russian Roach". In Russia it is called the Polish Roach. In America it was called the Crotton Bug because it came to NY about the time the Crotton Aqueduct was built.

The American Cockroach is thought to have originated in North Africa The most likely scenario is that it reached the Americas during the early slave trade.
I've also heard that they are sometimes called "water bugs" in the U.S. although I have no idea why. Mind you, the word cockroach as a name isn't exactly apparent either.

The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is a large, wingless cockroach from Madagascar. Males ram into each other with their horns and/or they push each other with their abdomens. Larger males usually win.
The winners of these encounters usually hiss more than the losers. The hisses of males also contain information about the size of the male hissing and may be used to assess the opponent's size.

Ever wondered what the supposed purpose of having cockroaches on the planet at all is? Well try this handy example of a coackroaches supposed usefulness:
Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357617
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I like the last paragraph most ! \:\)


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: AlrikFassbauer] #357618
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Only use cockroaches that have died of natural causes AlrikFassbauer!!

I'm watching you.

*keeps an eye on AlrikFassbauer*


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357622
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 Originally Posted By: Morbo
Most species come from tropical countries and therefore need to be kept at a minimum of 25 degrees centigrade to survive.

Bull! Maybe for some species, but we had plenty of cockroaches in Winter and it was not above 25°C, not even inside the house. Those little buggers can survive almost anything!

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Yes cockroaches are really great :-). They won't let temperature stop them .


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357666
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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357667
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Morbo, you are not by chance an evolved Cockroach are you?
*keeps his eyes out for any over-sized cockroaches*


Re: The cockroach thread [Re: isorun] #357686
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Aren't cockroaches like about the only animal thing that would probably survive a nuclear holocaust :).
And I tought that cockroaches only survive for about a month without a head, is just because they can't eat anymore \:\)

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 Originally Posted By: Merendrious
Aren't cockroaches like about the only animal thing that would probably survive a nuclear holocaust :).


I heard that about scorpions, too.


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: AlrikFassbauer] #357700
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Yeah but cockroaches are cool cats and scorpions are jerks.


Also the bird is the word


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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357810
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I'm a scorpion \:\(

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I'll bet you just go around bragging about you pincers and tail.


ps: this is getting silly




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Re: The cockroach thread [Re: Morbo] #357825
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 Originally Posted By: Morbo
ps: this is getting silly

No kidding. ;\)


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Getting?
I tought we always were silly...

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Silly like a fox cockroach


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