• swarms
  • The character Dr. Berenbaum (based on the University of Illinois entomologist) suggests that it is actually swarms of cockroaches that are responsible for most UFO sightings because they can generate an electrostatic field which can be illuminated dependent on atmospheric conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • incest
  • Cryptic in nature and merging several genres, mainly sci-fi and drama with sporadic dark humor and surrealist touches, Red Cockroaches' morally ambiguous incest story has gathered as many fans as detractors making it a modern underground cult movie. (wikipedia.org)
  • behavior
  • New cockroach behavior discovered by University of California, Berkeley, biologists secures the insect's reputation as one of nature's top escape artists, able to skitter away and disappear from sight before any human can swat it. (redorbit.com)
  • mistaken
  • It is very closely related to the Asian cockroach, and to the casual observer the two appear nearly identical and may be mistaken for each other. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is very similar in appearance to the American cockroach and may be easily mistaken for it. (wikipedia.org)
  • steer
  • Amateur neuroscientists can steer the cockroach left and right after the surgery. (slate.com)
  • Researchers from the iBionicS lab at North Carolina State University have created a remote-control system to stimulate and steer cockroaches, they reported at the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society last month. (discovermagazine.com)
  • prefers
  • Although a flesh-eating cockroach swarm prefers to feed on rot and carrion, these ravenous creatures do not balk at attacking living creatures as large as an elephant if given a chance. (google.com)
  • pest
  • The German cockroach is very successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings, and is resilient in the face of many pest control measures. (wikipedia.org)
  • insects
  • Later it was reported that Nadezhda's grandchildren, born to one of the space-born insects, had given birth on earth to normal cockroaches, with a life cycle and development pretty similar to that of any other cockroach. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although not as sophisticated as eusocial insects like ants or bees, these cockroaches can communicate, recognize kin, and even get "lonely" in isolation. (discovermagazine.com)
  • By following individual insects, it also emerged that the more of cockroaches there were on one piece of food, the longer each one would stay to feed. (redorbit.com)
  • potential candidates include chemicals in cockroach saliva, and cuticular hydrocarbons, which cover the insects' bodies. (redorbit.com)
  • insect
  • Cockroaches may not be the obvious choice to turn into a cyborg but it is hoped that the insect will help us learn more about how our brain works. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • reproductive
  • They're replicated the mysterious power of the jewel wasp, also known as the emerald cockroach wasp, which incorporates the cockroach into its reproductive cycle in a most gruesome way. (foxnews.com)
  • pesticides
  • Fogger-type residual pesticides are ineffective at controlling oriental cockroaches, according to Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences. (ehow.com)
  • life cycle
  • What was considered unnatural for the newborn cockroaches was that their carapace had darkened in colour much earlier, in comparison with natural-condition cockroaches who develop that darker tone later in their life cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • It is also known as the ship cockroach, kakerlac, and Bombay canary. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cockroaches are known for their fast speed of movement, second only to the speed of tiger beetles. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, although it is widely known as the "German cockroach" in English-speaking countries, in Germany in turn, it is known as the Russian roach. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cockroaches have been known to spread human pathogens, parasitic worms, E. coli, Salmonella and many other bacteria. (reference.com)
  • novel
  • Cockroaches (Norwegian: Kakerlakkene, 1998) is a crime novel by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø, the second in the Harry Hole series. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the book Revolt of the Cockroach People, an autobiographical novel by Oscar Zeta Acosta, cockroaches are used as a metaphor for oppressed and downtrodden minorities in US society in the 1960s and 70s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cockroach Cooties is a children's novel by Laurence Yep. (wikipedia.org)
  • carries
  • An American Tail - the chief villain, Warren T. Rat, carries with him a cockroach named Digit whom he forces to count his money and frequently abuses, even threatening to eat him at one point. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • However, even though they would soon die in the outdoors on their own, German cockroaches have been found as inquilines ("tenants") of human buildings as far north as Alert, Nunavut. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oriental cockroaches can be found in usually damp places such as sewer pipes, sink drains, and any other form of damp areas in households. (wikipedia.org)
  • Few molds were found inside the cockroaches' bodies. (newswise.com)
  • thorax
  • It is, however, slightly smaller than the American cockroach, and has a yellow margin on the thorax and yellow streaks at its sides near the wing base. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers
  • We should definitively pay more attention to cockroaches and other simple 'societies' as they provide researchers with a good models for co-operation and emergent properties of social life, that we could extrapolate to more sophisticated societies, like ours," says Lihoreau. (redorbit.com)
  • live
  • The $99 kits come with live cockroaches, a surgical kit, and tiny electronic hardware pieces. (slate.com)
  • If it was merely a vacation I wouldn't be as freaked but my husband wants to visit with an eye toward retirement there and I told him I couldn't live with those huge cockroaches/palmettos, I'd be a wreck. (tripadvisor.ie)
  • Benoit now is pursuing additional studies on one surprise among the findings: Symbiotic mites also live on the cockroaches, and help keep them clean. (newswise.com)
  • American
  • West Side Story - in both the Broadway musical (1957) and film (1961), the Jets, the Anglo-American gang, refers to the Sharks, the Puerto Rican gang, as cockroaches. (wikipedia.org)
  • The odorous secretions produced by American cockroaches can alter the flavor of food. (wikipedia.org)
  • This cockroach is similar in appearance to the American cockroach (P. americana), but darker in color and with thicker, wider, triangular cerci. (wikipedia.org)
  • bacteria
  • Cockroaches can pick up disease-causing bacteria, such as Salmonella, on their legs and later deposit them on foods and cause food infections or poisoning. (wikipedia.org)
  • casual
  • Oriental cockroaches can be elusive in that a casual inspection of an infested dwelling during the day may show no signs of roach activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • film
  • Red Cockroaches (Spanish: Cucarachas Rojas) is a Cuban film released in 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the Pixar film Wall-E, a cockroach that has survived all humanity is the lead character's (a robot's) best friend, and waits patiently on him to return. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the film Joe's Apartment, the cockroaches help the titular hero, and the narrator of the book Archy and Mehitabel is a sympathetic cockroach. (wikipedia.org)