do roach eggs go dormant then hatch in the spring?

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  • joe
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    yes, much like praying mantids. however, their eggs cannot endure getting frozen over for any prolonged state. the casing around the individual eggs protects them from the immediate cold, and can survive through winter in freezing temps so long as they are not covered in water. ( the 10% expansion of water when freezing will crush into the eggs and can seep into the case, killing with direct entombment in ice)

  • 9 months ago

    Cold temperatures slow down development of any life stage any exothermic animal (like a cockroach) and can even bring development to a complete stop.  Development resumes when temperatures increase again.

  • 10 months ago

    Outdoors they can, indoors, conditions are more favorable and may hatch any time of year.

  • 10 months ago

    1. eggs do not "go dormant"

    2. how would a roach or an egg that is indoors know when spring occurs?

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    there is no such thing as eggs going dormant

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