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    Thread: B. dubia Ootheca

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      B. dubia Ootheca

      Yesterday I finally noticed that one of my females had an ooth sticking out her backside. It's about darn time too!

      Anyway, that has caused me to wonder about the birthing process of the dubia. Does anyone know? Does the ooth retract back in? Fall off? Does mom grow one with every batch of eggs?

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      I believe it goes back in and the young are born alive!

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      I'm no roach expert so don't quote me but I thought that the ootheca was a protective sack that fell off. Now, thanks to lanny I have to go find out. LOL



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      Hi Jim I think it goes into a cavity in the females abdomen,I'm not sure if it disvolves inside or is ejected after the babies are born.

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