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Before you squash that cockroach...

Postby Generex » Fri May 04, 2012 8:13 pm

Cockroachs can get lonely, apparently

Maybe it didn't need its own thread (Sorry about that), but i find this bbc article fascinating. They make decisions, socialize with eachother, share information, and even recognize family members. Its also interesting that their kind of a egalitarian species, a bit like a democracy if i understood the article correctly.

At any rate, I'll be a bit more hesitant to kill one the next time i see one...
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Postby The Philosophical Yak » Fri May 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Awww thats so sweet <3
I never squash them anyway but xx
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Postby New England and The Maritimes » Fri May 04, 2012 8:16 pm

I never squish roaches. I unleash a chemical holocaust on them down to the 7th generation.
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Postby Old Vester » Fri May 04, 2012 8:17 pm

They're learning? Crap.
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Postby The Philosophical Yak » Fri May 04, 2012 8:17 pm

New England and The Maritimes wrote:I never squish roaches. I unleash a chemical holocaust on them down to the 7th generation.


BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREEEEEN!!!
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Postby Desperate Measures » Fri May 04, 2012 8:18 pm

They're just trying to win our sympathy...
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Postby New England and The Maritimes » Fri May 04, 2012 8:18 pm

The Philosophical Yak wrote:
New England and The Maritimes wrote:I never squish roaches. I unleash a chemical holocaust on them down to the 7th generation.


BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREEEEEN!!!


I have backup reserves of insecticide just in case any survive. I'm always thinking of their children.
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Postby Liriena » Fri May 04, 2012 8:26 pm

I'm sorry, but my love for non-human species has two exceptions: mosquitoes and cockroaches.

For those two, there's only one commandment in my book:

GENOCIDE THEIR EXOSCHELETIC ASSES.
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Postby Wisconsin7 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:27 pm

The only thing I need from the BBC is for them to keep pumping out episodes of Doctor Who.

I kid, I kid. This is actually interesting.
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Postby Straight From Above » Fri May 04, 2012 8:29 pm

Liriena wrote:I'm sorry, but my love for non-human species has two exceptions: mosquitoes and cockroaches.

For those two, there's only one commandment in my book:

GENOCIDE THEIR EXOSCHELETIC ASSES.


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Postby The Philosophical Yak » Fri May 04, 2012 8:34 pm

New England and The Maritimes wrote:
The Philosophical Yak wrote:
BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREEEEEN!!!


I have backup reserves of insecticide just in case any survive. I'm always thinking of their children.


Hehehehee :D
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri May 04, 2012 8:35 pm

Generex wrote:Cockroachs can get lonely, apparently

Maybe it didn't need its own thread (Sorry about that), but i find this bbc article fascinating. They make decisions, socialize with eachother, share information, and even recognize family members. Its also interesting that their kind of a egalitarian species, a bit like a democracy if i understood the article correctly.

At any rate, I'll be a bit more hesitant to kill one the next time i see one...


Soon they'll develop cockroach puppy eyes and we'll be left completely defenseless against them.
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Postby Liriena » Fri May 04, 2012 8:41 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Generex wrote:Cockroachs can get lonely, apparently

Maybe it didn't need its own thread (Sorry about that), but i find this bbc article fascinating. They make decisions, socialize with eachother, share information, and even recognize family members. Its also interesting that their kind of a egalitarian species, a bit like a democracy if i understood the article correctly.

At any rate, I'll be a bit more hesitant to kill one the next time i see one...


Soon they'll develop cockroach puppy eyes and we'll be left completely defenseless against them.


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Postby Jenrak » Fri May 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Like radical extremists just because it can talk, share, and lives with family does not mean it has a soul.

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Postby OMGeverynameistaken » Fri May 04, 2012 8:46 pm

Too bad they didn't evolve adorableness along with intelligence.
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Postby Cetacea » Fri May 04, 2012 8:49 pm

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Postby Hardened Pyrokinetics » Fri May 04, 2012 8:50 pm

Yeah, well, I've been lonely since I was five and constantly stepped on.

Cockroaches can get launched to the moon for all I care. One at a time.
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Postby Maurepas » Fri May 04, 2012 8:51 pm

New England and The Maritimes wrote:I never squish roaches. I unleash a chemical holocaust on them down to the 7th generation.

Yep, Cockroaches are kill on sight.

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Postby Costa Fiero » Fri May 04, 2012 8:51 pm

OMGeverynameistaken wrote:Too bad they didn't evolve adorableness along with intelligence.


Meh. They'll just waste it on social media and cheap reality TV shows anyway. They'll soon have beauty competitions, tanning saloons, develop Guido accents......

Fuck. KILL THEM ALL WHILST WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE!!!!

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Postby Cill Charthaigh » Fri May 04, 2012 8:55 pm

If they love their families so much, why do they scare the living shit out of me and force me to whack 'em with my boot?
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Postby Straight From Above » Fri May 04, 2012 8:56 pm

Cill Charthaigh wrote:If they love their families so much, why do they scare the living shit out of me and force me to whack 'em with my boot?


That's how I feel about mimes.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri May 04, 2012 8:58 pm

Straight From Above wrote:
Cill Charthaigh wrote:If they love their families so much, why do they scare the living shit out of me and force me to whack 'em with my boot?


That's how I feel about mimes.


But mimes do not exist. Everytime I suspect someone to be a mime I ask them "are you a mime", but they just ignore me.

Or... maybe I do not exist :o
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Postby Costa Fiero » Fri May 04, 2012 9:03 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:But mimes do not exist. Everytime I suspect someone to be a mime I ask them "are you a mime", but they just ignore me.

Or... maybe I do not exist :o


That's because they're inside a box and you're not.

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Postby Neutraligon » Fri May 04, 2012 9:07 pm

Costa Fiero wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:But mimes do not exist. Everytime I suspect someone to be a mime I ask them "are you a mime", but they just ignore me.

Or... maybe I do not exist :o


That's because they're inside a box and you're not.

...I thought it was the other way around, they used to be in the box but got out...we just can't find our way out...
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Postby 1000 Cats » Fri May 04, 2012 9:09 pm

I would like to see the original article. News articles tend to exaggerate and oversimplify. I'm wondering what exactly they mean about creating rules, but certainly they can recognize family members, communicate with chemicals, and, though I hadn't really considered it before (I avoid working with bugs) probably do get lonely as social creatures.

But, it's a cruel world out there. I eat cows, shoot deer, I step on ants, I do whatever it takes to kill spiders, and sorry, but roaches in my house are going to learn that roaches ought not to be in my house. I would expect nothing less from them.
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