How Long Does a Cockroach Egg Take to Hatch

How Long Does a Cockroach Egg Take to Hatch?

Cockroaches are horrendous creatures to have in homes. They are dirty, creepy, and very hardy insects. One thing that makes a cockroach infestation hard to get rid of is the number of cockroaches that just do not stop appearing. The reason is because they have a lot of eggs at the same time! Below, you can find more info about the  most common household cockroaches.

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 German cockroach

The egg is brown and normally measures less than 6 to 9 mm in length. The female German cockroach carries the Ootheca until the eggs that are inside are ready to hatch. The German cockroach Ootheca contains as many as 50 eggs in a single egg case. It takes the German cockroach 103 days to transform from an egg to an adult. Since they produce so many eggs, that develop quickly, their population is known to increase rapidly when there is no intervention.

American cockroach

The females of the American cockroach lay their eggs in a hardened case that is shaped like an egg also known as the Ootheca that can be thought of like peas in a pod  After a week of mating, the female produces an ootheca during the peak of her reproductive cycle. The female may form up to two oothecae a week. These oothecae are released near sources of food and sometimes glued onto a surface with secretion from her mouth. This hardened case contains water that is sufficient for the eggs to develop without additional water from the mother. The egg case is normally brown when it is first released, but over time (day or two) it will turn black. The American cockroach egg is about 8mm long.

Brown-Banded Cockroach

The brown-banded cockroach egg is reddish-brown in color and measures about 5mm in length. The females of these species produce up to 20 cases of eggs in their lifespan, and each Ootheca carries ten to eighteen offspring. The Brown-banded nymphs are normally recognizable by the two yellow bands that cross their upper abdomens. The young develop fully into grown adults in the span of three to six months.

Oriental Cockroaches

The Oriental cockroaches Ootheca is reddish-brown and is about 8 to 10 mm in length. These oothecae appear slightly inflated, and they each contain about 16 embryos. The Oriental cockroach female deposits these egg cases are strategic locations immediately after they are produced. One Oriental female cockroach can produce about 18 egg cases in its lifetime. The Oriental cockroach nymphs will take up to 800 days to become full adults. However, it’s important to note that their development is dependent on environmental conditions.

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