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Cockroaches Have Neighborhoods, Too

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

According to an ongoing study called the National Cockroach Project, the roaches of three NYC neighborhoods - the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side, and Roosevelt Island - are genetically distinct. Like many of the city's humans, each group tends to stay in its own neighborhood. And, since American cockroaches originated overseas, these urban insects can also claim immigrants as ancestors.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:04 PM

Interesting... I wonder if the roaches in Hawai'i are distinct as well.  I know for sure they are gross.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:18 PM

Makes sense that they live in neighbourhoods because you can buy a roach motel at the store to get rid of them. LOL

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