The Hissing Cockroach -- Beyond the "Ick Factor"


Subject:
Insects & Arachnids , Cockroaches

Description:
This fact sheet describes the Madagascar hissing cockroach, which "has been a staple in science classrooms for years and now is growing in popularity in the pet trade." Discusses the biology behind the hissing sound, reasons why the hissing cockroaches (also known as the Madagascar hissing beetle) make good pets and classroom study animals, and related topics. From the Smithsonian National Zoo's Adopt-a-Species program.

Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution

Language:
English

Source:
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Support/AdoptSpecies/AnimalInfo/HissRoach/


PID= res:lii-24746