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Million Cockroaches Flee China Farm

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:01 PM

At least one million cockroaches have escaped a farm in China where they were being bred for use in traditional medicine, a report said.

The cockroaches fled the facility in Dafeng, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, for surrounding cornfields earlier this month after an "unknown perpetrator" destroyed the plastic greenhouse where they were raised, the Modern Express newspaper said.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:07 PM

And a million cockroaches cried: FREEDOM!!!!!

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:07 PM

Cockroach flavoured medicine?  Yikes!

A 'cure' for impotence, perhaps.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:10 PM

View PostEldorado, on 26 August 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

Cockroach flavoured medicine?  Yikes!

A 'cure' for impotence, perhaps.

Not sure how. Reading the article made all of my parts climb back into my body.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:52 PM

My stomach turned...puke.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:11 AM

Well, that sucks.  That many roaches and unless they are in the middle of the desert (not noted for its great corn growing ability) they will almost certainly establish themselves as an invasive species.  I raise a few species of roaches to feed to my other bugs and I make sure to have poison spread around to kill any escapees to prevent introduction.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:18 AM

the UN wants us to eat bugs and suddenly CHina has millions of them pouring into cities.


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