Cockroach Breeding Habits

After mating, female cockroaches deposit their eggs in a hardened oval capsule called an ootheca. When the eggs are almost ready to hatch, the mothers of most species either drop the egg case close to a food source, or use secretions from their mouths to glue it to a suitable surface. The eggs contain enough water to sustain the baby roaches until they hatch and are able to start foraging for food and water themselves.

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