Invasive cockroach found in NYC can...

Invasive cockroach found in NYC can...

There are 18 comments on the KRQE Albuquerque story from Dec 10, 2013, titled Invasive cockroach found in NYC can.... In it, KRQE Albuquerque reports that:

In this Jan. 9, 2013 photo provided by the University of Florida, the male Periplaneta japonica is shown.

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Sitin

Hanover, PA

#1 Dec 10, 2013
Of course yet another reason to cut foreign trade that is progressivelly destroying this country! Every time you read about another insect infestation or disease it come from Asia! When will the USA do something about it?
Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#2 Dec 10, 2013
Sitin wrote:
Of course yet another reason to cut foreign trade that is progressivelly destroying this country! Every time you read about another insect infestation or disease it come from Asia! When will the USA do something about it?
WELL,,,??!!! For starters,we can send our death row inmates (that suck 40 grand every year from tax payers) to China and or Iran and have them disposed of immediately.(I'm sure the families of the victims would agree )
NEXT,,,do the same with our dear Pedophiles.
AFTER that,,,round up the dirty wall street boys and watch them squirm like the rats that they are.
La Cucaracha

Medford, NY

#3 Dec 10, 2013
Send Marley back home!!!!

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#4 Dec 10, 2013
Liberals have always lived in NYC. The place is infested with them.
Found in Michigan

United States

#5 Dec 10, 2013
At least something was found

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#6 Dec 10, 2013
This part of the story is funny:

"There has been some confirmation that it does very well in cold climates, so it is very conceivable that it could live outdoors during winter in New York," Ware said. "I could imagine japonica being outside and walking around, though I don't know how well it would do in dirty New York snow."

The likelihood that the new species will mate with the locals to create a hybrid super-roach is slim.

"The male and female genitalia fit together like a lock and key, and that differs by species," Evangelista says. "So we assume that one won't fit the other."
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This is quite explicit. Why does he know so much about this bug's love life? I have a feeling what he said at the end won't be a problem. Every hear of IR relationships? One is rumored to have larger equipment, and yet their partners turn out lots of kids to them. So it would not surprise me if the roaches will try to mate. That is what males of invasive species do.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#7 Dec 10, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
Liberals have always lived in NYC. The place is infested with them.
...the place hasn't been the same since the old mob croaked...

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#8 Dec 10, 2013
If it's Only One .WHY Worry??
Sally

Allentown, PA

#9 Dec 10, 2013
They are tough bugs, maybe people can learn from them. We study animals and insects all the time, and take their habbits and put it to our lifestyle. I wonder what can be learned from the cockroach? Maybe we already did learn something from them. I think I will Google this, my inquiring mind wants to know. If I find something out I'll be back to inform.
Sally

Allentown, PA

#10 Dec 10, 2013
Spotted Girl wrote:
This part of the story is funny:
"There has been some confirmation that it does very well in cold climates, so it is very conceivable that it could live outdoors during winter in New York," Ware said. "I could imagine japonica being outside and walking around, though I don't know how well it would do in dirty New York snow."
The likelihood that the new species will mate with the locals to create a hybrid super-roach is slim.
"The male and female genitalia fit together like a lock and key, and that differs by species," Evangelista says. "So we assume that one won't fit the other."
----
This is quite explicit. Why does he know so much about this bug's love life? I have a feeling what he said at the end won't be a problem. Every hear of IR relationships? One is rumored to have larger equipment, and yet their partners turn out lots of kids to them. So it would not surprise me if the roaches will try to mate. That is what males of invasive species do.
Vedy interesting, especially the last part of your comment. I guess we can learn something from the cockroach.
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Dec 10, 2013
The cockroach has survived for billions of years and hasn't needed to change much if at all. It will very likely outlive humans.
Let's hope cockroaches never reach epic proportions as in the horror flick "Mimic". Those things were gross. I wonder if any giant cockroaches lived during the Triassic period, etc., although I've never heard any data on it.
Sally

Allentown, PA

#12 Dec 10, 2013
60s chic wrote:
The cockroach has survived for billions of years and hasn't needed to change much if at all. It will very likely outlive humans.
Let's hope cockroaches never reach epic proportions as in the horror flick "Mimic". Those things were gross. I wonder if any giant cockroaches lived during the Triassic period, etc., although I've never heard any data on it.
A giant cockroach, now that would be interesting to look at but not get too close. A look but don't touch kind of thing.

“..clinton or trump....yuck... .”

Since: Jun 08

it has come to this...pitiful.

#13 Dec 10, 2013
...betcha they vote in the 2016 election.....
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Dec 10, 2013
Sally wrote:
<quoted text>
A giant cockroach, now that would be interesting to look at but not get too close. A look but don't touch kind of thing.
Hi, I thought I was the only Allentown native on here, except for Pardon Pard. Anyway, I had a friend who lived in Pennsburg years ago. She had recently been married and she and her hub moved out into the country in some old apartment dwelling. There were only 3 or 4 apartments together at that site. One day she had called me and told me they had flying cockroaches! When I visited her, I saw her catch a few. They really didn't look much like cockroaches at all, but she said that's what someone told her they were. The flying cockroaches were much smaller and lighter in color then the kind that are typical in large cities. They really could fly, but only short distances. Maybe they just glided. Anyway, they were pesky little buggers. My friend was a fussy housekeeper but it was next to impossible to get rid of these things. She had a newborn so she didn't want to use any pesticides. They later moved and got their own home. I wonder how many species of cockroaches there are? This subject is beginning to make me sick, lol!

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#15 Dec 10, 2013
Sally wrote:
<quoted text>
Vedy interesting, especially the last part of your comment. I guess we can learn something from the cockroach.
Well, the expert quoted was more interesting, IMHO. And here is a short article on them:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cockro...
protoham

Westminster, MD

#16 Dec 10, 2013
I saw the headline and thought it was about democrats in NYC and nothing new there!
Paris Hilton

Medford, NY

#19 Dec 11, 2013
I don't care, they never reach the penthouses!!!!

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#20 Dec 11, 2013
Nice pic. Looks like there is a nip in the air.

Call the cat some new flying food on the way...

Have a nice day: Ag

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