Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sex and the single cockroach

In case you missed it, there's an article in today's Globe and Mail on recent scientific work on the sex life of cockroaches.  

Not just any cock-roach, but the exotic Madagascar hissing cockroaches (pictured right), which (I'm sure you're keen to know)
    fall into two distinct groups when it comes to sexual behaviour. They are either horny or have a low libido. Horny males are more aggressive and put more effort into the two basic moves involved in roach courtship: hissing and genital thrusting. In fact, horny roaches love sex so much that they will hiss and thrust at pretty much any other roach that moves, male or female.
So now you know.