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Woman Has 100,000 Cockroaches Says They Are Her Family
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Posted on 06/29/2014 4:31:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Most people hate cockroaches and would do just about anything to keep them out of their homes. But that is not the case for one woman. The South China Morning Post is reporting that Yuan Meixia in China shares her home with 100,000 cockroaches, which she considers her children.

She breeds them and raises them so she can sell them to a pharmaceutical company, which uses them for medicine. She lives in separate home, but visits the breeding home everyday. She was inspired to start breeding them after she saw a program on television which talked about their potential healing properties.

The breeding house has silk nets instead of doors, and all holes have been cemented to ensure that no roaches escape. Yuan keeps the house at a set temperature with a gas stove during the winter and by putting water on the walls during the summer.

She feeds the adult roaches fruit and rice bran every night and the baby roaches a bag of glucose.

“Like children, they need sufficient nutrition,” said Yuan. She feeds them at 6 p.m. nightly. “They are most active at night, mating and hunting for food,” said Yuan. “They mate with each other after eating. The mating process lasts for two hours, and then spawning happens. Every spawn hatches dozens of baby cockroaches.”

Even though she says they are like her children, after raising them, Yuan drowns them and dries them before she sells them to the pharmaceutical company.

According to UC Integrated Pest Management, there are six species of cockroaches in California that can become pests. One breed of cockroach found in California—the German cockroach—prefers indoor environments kept at temperatures of 70 to 75 degrees. What’s startling is that a female cockroach can lay around 30 eggs several times a month, which means nearly 30,000 cockroaches are breed in one year by one female. Talk about Fear Factor in your home!


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: china; health; napl

1 posted on 06/29/2014 4:31:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“....which she considers her children.

She breeds them and raises them so she can sell them to a pharmaceutical company”

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Selling ones children. Not very nice.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 4:37:58 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nickcarraway

Or sell to inmates for transporting cigs cell-to-cell.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 4:38:21 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: nickcarraway
Is she related to this guy:
4 posted on 06/29/2014 4:51:20 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: nickcarraway

The title is a bit misleading. Interesting article, though.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 4:56:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nickcarraway

They met my relatives?


6 posted on 06/29/2014 4:56:44 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: nickcarraway

Woman has 100,000 marbles....loses all of them.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 4:59:59 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nickcarraway

I was gonna say the same thing about illegal immigrants pouring across the southern border and claim them for my “earned income child tax credit.”


8 posted on 06/29/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: nickcarraway

We all have 100,000 cockroaches.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: nickcarraway

Is she married to one?


10 posted on 06/29/2014 5:06:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 353FMG

Okay - have her give us their names.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 5:07:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: nickcarraway
Hollywood always needs trained insects.
12 posted on 06/29/2014 5:33:14 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: nickcarraway

Joe’s Apartment.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 5:34:34 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: nickcarraway; Gefn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

Here's a nice family meal.



14 posted on 06/29/2014 5:51:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just what everyone wants in their home

15 posted on 06/29/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

None for me, thanks.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 6:13:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: Slings and Arrows

17 posted on 06/29/2014 6:25:24 PM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: Daffynition

Your Google-fu is strong.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 6:44:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: nickcarraway

You thought you had bad neighbors.

Just wait until she tries to put the house on the market.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 353FMG

Selling ones children. Not very nice.


Sounds “progressive.”


20 posted on 06/29/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

Nope nope nope.

Got nothin’ agin ‘em as it stands but don’t much want a passel of ‘em as “pets”.

Lots of my herper friends raise Dubai roaches.

Some are for food, other for friends.

Far be it for me to judge.

[bleah]


21 posted on 06/29/2014 8:12:41 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

“Roaches are friends, not food.”
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No.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 8:36:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: Salamander

“Roaches are friends, not food.”
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No.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 8:36:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.s)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yup.

Nope.

Some of their lizards love them.

Whatever.

*bleah*


24 posted on 06/29/2014 8:55:33 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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