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Pill Cockroach by melvynyeo Pill Cockroach by melvynyeo
One of the cutest cockroach :)

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Cockroaches are among the hardiest insects. Some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited resources, such as the glue from the back of postage stamps.[37] Some can go without air for 45 minutes. In one experiment, cockroaches were able to recover from being submerged underwater for half an hour.[38] Japanese cockroach (P. japonica) nymphs, which hibernate in cold winters, survived twelve hours at -5 °C to -8 °C in laboratory experiments.[39]
Oothecae of Periplaneta americana, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

Experiments on decapitated specimens of several species of cockroach found a variety of behavioral functionality remained, including shock avoidance and escape behavior, although many insects other than cockroaches are also able to survive decapitation, and popular claims of the longevity of headless cockroaches do not appear to be based on published research.[40][41] The severed head is able to survive and wave its antennae for several hours, or longer when refrigerated and given nutrients.[41]

It is popularly suggested that cockroaches will "inherit the earth" if humanity destroys itself in a nuclear war. Cockroaches do indeed have a much higher radiation resistance than vertebrates, with the lethal dose perhaps six to 15 times that for humans. However, they are not exceptionally radiation-resistant compared to other insects, such as the fruit fly.[42]

The cockroach's ability to withstand radiation better than human beings can be explained through the cell cycle. Cells are most vulnerable to the effects of radiation when they are dividing. A cockroach's cells divide only once each time it molts, which is weekly at most in a juvenile roach. Since not all cockroaches would be molting at the same time, many would be unaffected by an acute burst of radiation, but lingering radioactive fallout would still be harmful.
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vanityfair Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
If only the common ones looked pretty like that.
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Adora-Mander Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
 It looks great!
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ErikServin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So shiny...
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NeoWren Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Woah!!! cool!!!
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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deviantfemale007 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
I've never seen such a iridescent cockroach!
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ArtJournal77 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty!
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NuttallArt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
I  wonder if there is something particular that creates such an iridescent shell.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!  Definitely this is one of my favorite pictures.  I love the way this bug looks like it combines both the cockroach and the pill bug features into one insect.  The shiny carapace is also really gorgeous.
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Kalhiki Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow! Look at that shell. Almost looks like it's made of metal.
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BrokenStride Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Beautiful.  And such a wealth of information!  Is that a nymph on its rear or just part of the animal?
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Such a strage creature!
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hoodley Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Very informative as usual thank you
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