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Posted: 9/5/2010 3:17:27 PM EDT
I came home from a trip to find a cockroach upside down in my dining room, evidently bled out with black shit smeared all around him.

I flipped him over and it looked like he had a little bite taken out of his abdomen. Hardy little fucker was still trying to move.

What would do this to a cockroach?

We've got a lot of wolf spiders and geckos around here, too, but I didn't figure either one of those could or would do that to a roach.

Anyone with some entomological wisdom care to chime in on this?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:18:08 PM EDT
pussum
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:19:07 PM EDT
A rat will eat a cockroach if hungry enough.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:19:42 PM EDT
Are you married?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:21:43 PM EDT
Id guess small lizard
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:24:16 PM EDT
They can survive a nuclear winter, but not these

Cockroaches have many natural predators, including toads, frogs, beetles, geckos and iguanas. Some parasitic wasp species are safe for humans but are effective exterminators of roach populations. These species lay their eggs inside the egg cases of cockroaches; hatchlings feed upon nearby cockroach eggs. Entomopathogenic fungi have also been identified as effective means of roach control, as their spores attach to insects and kill them within weeks. Cockroaches affected by fungi then pass the parasite on to other cockroaches.


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:26:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 3:26:55 PM EDT by kcolg30]

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
They can survive a nuclear winter, but not these

Cockroaches have many natural predators, including toads, frogs, beetles, geckos and iguanas. Some parasitic wasp species are safe for humans but are effective exterminators of roach populations. These species lay their eggs inside the egg cases of cockroaches; hatchlings feed upon nearby cockroach eggs. Entomopathogenic fungi have also been identified as effective means of roach control, as their spores attach to insects and kill them within weeks. Cockroaches affected by fungi then pass the parasite on to other cockroaches.





In layman terms that means roach AIDS.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:27:01 PM EDT
My pugs love roaches
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:28:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
Id guess small lizard

I watched a small lizard take a roach in my back yard one day. But since I fired my bug guy and started doing my own pest control, roaches are a thing of the past.

Cyper WP® FTW.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:30:24 PM EDT
Lizards just eat the fuckers, they don't gut them.

I'd guess a rodent.


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:51:34 PM EDT
Small chest burster.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:59:21 PM EDT
Andrew Zimmern
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:00:06 PM EDT
Tokay Gecko
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:02:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 4:03:43 PM EDT by tc2k11]
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:05:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By novaDAK:
Andrew Zimmern


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:06:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:52:27 PM EDT
Mimics kill Roaches

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:05:43 PM EDT
The black stuff is roach shit. When they get distressed, the drop their egg "coccoon" and dump their shit.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:10:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:
Id guess small lizard


THis
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:11:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:21:39 PM EDT
I thought for a minute you were talking politics.

It would be a small-govt conservative.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:32:20 PM EDT


he's just waiting quietly somewhere for another.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 5:33:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 5:33:52 PM EDT by N1Rampage]
Liberal application of chemicals...

Nothing seems to eat them in Florida - I think they're top of the food chain.
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