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White cockroaches in the apartment - what kind of albino are these?
Белые тараканы в квартире – что это за альбиносы такие?

Meeting with a white cockroach in an apartment for many people is a big surprise: an insect of a red color will not surprise anyone, but a strange translucent albino can be perceived almost as a mutant that has come out of the sewage system or has become so from the use of pesticides. In fact, everything is not so scary - let's see why homemade cockroaches are sometimes white and how this is explained from a biological point of view ...

Why cockroaches are often called stasikas - about the origin of this nickname
Почему тараканов нередко называют стасиками – о происхождении этого прозвища

Thanks to a very long acquaintance with the man cockroaches managed to draw a huge number of very different nicknames around the world. And if in strict scientific terminology, each species is most often referred to depending on the characteristics of its anatomy, appearance or origin, the common folk names of cockroaches sometimes puzzles even professional linguists. To explain, for example, the origin of the names "stasiki", "shuriki" and "zhevzhiki" is not so simple. But we will try to shed some light on such etymological secrets ...

How many cockroaches can be hatched from one egg?
Сколько тараканов может вылупиться (родиться) из одного яйца?

Few people know that cockroaches do not breed as easily as most other insects: in the course of evolution, a simple cycle of "egg-larva-adult individual" was diffused by some features that do not occur together in any other group of their close or distant relatives. Therefore, often there are questions about how many cockroaches hatched from one egg and how such eggs look. Let's understand ...

Where do cockroaches usually hide in an apartment and can they crawl out of the sewer?
Где тараканы обычно прячутся в квартире и могут ли они ползти из канализации?

Cockroaches sometimes hide in the most unexpected places. So, for example, you can turn on the light at night in the kitchen and discover a pest anxiously creeping out of an unclosed bottle. And you can stumble upon his brother, who rushes out of the drain hole of the shell or even from the microwave. But, perhaps, the most opposite is to notice the cockroaches in the breadbox or in the refrigerator: who knows, maybe these pests have only recently been running around sewage sewage, and now they are tasting your supplies. At the same time, for many, it remains a mystery where cockroaches hide during the day when, it would seem, the apartment looks like the cleanest place in the world without any creeping animals. About where the cockroaches are hiding in the room, whether they have a nest and how to drive them out of the most secluded shelters - and so, we'll talk about all this later ...

Than cockroaches are dangerous to human health and what harm they cause
Чем тараканы опасны для здоровья человека и какой вред они наносят

Regular meetings with cockroaches in an apartment are not enough for someone to bring joy. At the same time, many people reasonably suspect that cockroaches are dangerous not only because they spoil the mood at night meetings in the kitchen, but they can also carry a very real threat to the health of apartment dwellers - for example, carriers of various pathogens. And this is really so: the potential harm from cockroaches to humans can be very significant. Let's understand what threats to humans these insects carry and why they must be combated.

The history of cockroach races and the features of their conduct today
История тараканьих бегов и особенности их проведения сегодня

No matter how humorous this may sound, the cockroach race today is a real unrecognized type of gambling like cockfighting and cocktail gathering competitions. Not only that there are their stars, rules and shadow authorities - in the cockroach races, serious money is also circling. Those who consider this amusement to be the amusement of poor students are the subject of the following article.

What is the dream of cockroaches: red, black, large and small
К чему снятся тараканы: рыжие, черные, большие и маленькие

No matter how unpleasant the cockroaches are in real life, in a dream they can be both harbingers of problems, and symbols of quite successful events. Think every dream with cockroaches should be depending on the context. From what kind of cockroaches and how many dreamed, depends on what is to be counted in the future ...

Find out what happened to the cockroaches and why they disappeared
Выясняем, куда делись тараканы и почему они исчезли

Many are now interested in what happened to the cockroaches in the big cities. After all, before they were practically in every house, in every apartment, they could not just disappear without any reason. What are these reasons? There are several hypotheses about this ...

Pictures of different cockroaches
Фотографии различных тараканов

How cockroaches look, many know. But the entomologists are very knowledgeable about the peculiarities of the appearance of their larvae and the differences between the sexes. Ordinary residents of apartments, too, would be useful to get acquainted with the appearance of domestic cockroaches at all stages of development.

Plots against cockroaches
Заговоры против тараканов

For a long time, conspiracies have been popular in Russia, and they were used practically from everything: from diseases, from failures on the love front, from problems with harvest and money. Also conspiracies were also used in the fight against insects, in particular, with cockroaches. Each conspiracy has a certain structure, and there is also such a thing as "conspiracy strength".


If you think that you know about cockroaches almost everything, then with a high probability you are deeply mistaken. There are more than 4,500 different kinds of cockroaches, but most people's ideas about these interesting insects are limited only by their red representative - the so-called Prusak.

Many cockroaches are very hardy and resistant to the effects of adverse environmental factors. For example, everyone knows the famous red cockroach is capable of:

  • to withstand the strongest radiation, 15 times higher than the level safe for humans;
  • live without food for more than 30 days;
  • live with a severed head for several weeks (interestingly, while the head itself is able to maintain a certain viability separately from the body for a long time);
  • In addition, the red cockroach has more than once proven and continues to demonstrate its ability to adapt to the action of the most powerful modern insecticides.

If the cockroaches easily survived the dinosaurs, then who knows, perhaps they will survive as well the humanity - at least such considerations are expressed even by people close to science.

In the section "About cockroaches" of our site you can find many interesting facts from the amazing life of these insects, as well as from the history of their co-existence with man. Photographs of different types of cockroaches, all kinds of myths, information about the danger of biting cockroaches (do you doubt that they bite?) And the features of their rapid reproduction - all this and much more is waiting for your attention.

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