How long can a cockroach live without its head?
A cockroach can live for about a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because without a mouth, it can't drink water and dies of thirst.
What are your thoughts on this subject?
Someone explain how about a week translates to ten(10) days? In my part of the world a week only has 7 days, so about a week would be about 7 days🙄
Mar 18, 2020 10:38PM
My boss must have a little roach in his bloodline.
Feb 5, 2015 11:36AM
It’s my belief that if the apocalypse comes, all that will be left is a lift (elevator) full of cockroaches listening to ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ on repeat. 😊😊
Mar 4, 2020 7:16PM
Joseph A. Robitaille
I stomp on them and I don't give them a second chance to live.
Dec 13, 2019 3:46PM
Cockroaches live too long with or without it's head. Horrible things. Don't know which are worse snakes or cockroaches.
Feb 17, 2021 6:15AM
If you count the one who just moved out of the White House, the correct answer is 4 years.
Feb 17, 2021 6:27PM
Ten days is closer to a week and a half...
Jun 2, 2022 12:40PM
Foul, disgusting creatures
Jan 28, 2022 3:22AM
Carrie Arnold-Marsha week to ten days could be an option.
Dec 10, 2021 9:55PM
ebitnet, You got that right.
Dec 10, 2021 9:46PM
Some politicians have done this for years 🤩
Oct 31, 2021 5:03PM
I had heard that they could live indefinitely if it wasn't for the fact that they needed sustenance and therefore needed a mouth to consume it.
Sep 17, 2021 9:39PM
Irene Townsend, cockroaches, no doubt. I cannot decide whether flies are worse than cockroaches. Just in case, if I could I would exterminate both.
May 12, 2021 5:10AM
RIpleys believe it or not reported a chicken beheaded for cooking survived for over a month. Believe it or not.
Apr 8, 2021 12:52AM
If its a week why is the answer 10 days
Mar 11, 2021 10:56PM
Gotta love it Howard!
Mar 7, 2021 4:59PM
Joy Holbrook, and Keith Richards
Mar 3, 2021 5:56PM
I would be considering the definition of live. It is certainly brain-dead. A definition should be provided...
Mar 3, 2021 2:07AM
When a cockroach loses its head, its neck generally seal by clotting, so it will not bleed out. This is because roaches have an open circulatory system without vessels that transport the blood!!! And that’s why they’re able to live 1-2 weeks after the head is missing...
Mar 2, 2021 8:58PM
Brandy Bentley Waterman
Joseph A. Robitaille, don't stomp on them. They carry their eggs on their back
Mar 2, 2021 6:23PM
Actually 7 days
Mar 1, 2021 6:15PM
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