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truckling's avatar

Why do roaches always end up on their backs when they die?

Asked by truckling (68 points ) April 28th, 2008 from iPhone
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Fallstand's avatar

Because they believe their little roach soul cannot escape the hard exoskeleton shell on top

kevbo's avatar

It’s kind of the other way around. If they get flipped on their backs, they can’t right themselves. I believe they starve as a result.

Also, poisions can cause them to spaz out, which also gets them on their backs. Looks like Yahoo! Answers has this one covered.

gailcalled's avatar

I have seen only live roaches scuttling away, very fast. How did you spot a dead one?

peedub's avatar

Death by back-spin, a hypothesis nearly impossible to prove but very convincing, is one theory.

loser's avatar

actually, they’re saying there last prayers. They just can’t kneel.

kapuerajam's avatar

they are undiscoverd acrobatic talents

Trustinglife's avatar

For me, this is a great question – one that inspires creative answers.

buster's avatar

you ever seen a corpse face down at a funeral? roaches pay there respects too.

boffin's avatar

That’s how the pictures on the “Bait Box” look….. But, without the Red Circle w/ the Slash thru it….

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