Interesting Facts ~ newborn roaches are white babies turn dark brown within hours female roaches have smaller wings then the males they don’t bite
Class ~ Insect
They have three body parts head, thorax, abdomen. they have six legs and some antennas. Exoskeleton and take in air through the openings called the spiracles
Habitat ~ Native and Tropical Rain forest
Niche ~ Are an important source of food for a number of organisms and play an important role in degrading plant material
Food ~ Carrots, tropical fruits, apples, avocados, bananas.
Predators ~ Mammals, reptiles, and other large beetles
Life Cycle ~ A spotted cockroach develops by completing a life cycle consisting of four distinct stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Adaptions ~ Spotted roaches adapt to climbing over tough obstacles such as uneven terrain and wet surfaces
They are helpful because they serve as food for other organisms and break down plants.
Title: Spotted Roaches Find out if spotted roaches are more attracted to apples or bananas
Experimental Design:Hypothesis: If you allow a spotted roach to choose between apples or bananas, then they will choose apple
Independent Variable: type of fruit
Dependent Variable: response from cockroaches, amount of fruit, distance between each fruit and cockroaches
Materials: chamber thing, 10 spotted roaches, apple, banana, timer
Experiment: Which Fruit do the Roaches Like More?
Independent Variable: the fruit
Dependent Variable: which one they go to
Control Group: running experiment without fruit in the containers
Control Variables: the chamber, the fruit
Materials: chamber, banana, apple, spotted cockroach
Question: which fruit will the cockroaches go to?
Purpose: to test which fruit the roaches prefer
Hypothesis: if you give cockroaches apples and bananas, then they will like the apples more