Full, 25 years ago, discovered that American cockroaches
can run on two legs -- a feat certified by the Guinness Book of World Records -- and can achieve a speed of nearly 5 feet per second, or 50 times their body length per second.
For starved American cockroaches
, lipids provide 66% of the insect's metabolic energy, compared to 22% from glycogen and 11% from protein (Fast 1964).
When American cockroaches
were prevented from grooming the surface of one antenna - by having it glued back - a shiny substance collected.
Adult American cockroaches
, house flies and Tribolium castanum were used in the bioassays.
Conidia of the fungus Aspergillus niger were isolated from the faeces of American cockroaches
Ten male American cockroaches
were then released into each box because they have low body weight distribution (Appel et al.
Concern over health implications from the use of residual and broadcast spray treatments for management of German and American cockroaches
, Blattella germanica (L.) and Periplaneta americana (L.), respectively, in sensitive environments has prompted research on insecticides with low mammalian toxicity.