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The Cockroach!

by Kanmani Mariyappan

Pages 4 and 5 of 12

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THE COCKROACH!
Written and illustrated by: Primary 2 E
CONTENT PAGE
PAGE 3- INTRODUCTION

PAGE 4- EGG STAGE

PAGE 5- NYMPH STAGE

PAGE 6 - ADULT STAGE

PAGE 7 - HABITAT

PAGE 8- DIET

PAGE 9- MOVEMENT

PAGE 10 - OPINIONS AND CONCLUSION

PAGE 11- INTERESTING FACTS
INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS A COCKROACH?
Cockroach is an insect. It has three body parts which are the head, thorax and abdomen. It has six legs. In this book, we are going to learn more about this amazing creatures!
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Egg Stage
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The cockroach egg casing is also known as ootheca.It protects the eggs and keep them safe.The ootheca is brown in colour. The ootheca can hold about 16 to 17 eggs.

The cockroach eggs takes about six to seven weeks to hatch. Sometimes to protect the babies, the mother cockroach will bury the ootheca in debris.
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Nymph Stage
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Nymph will shed its skin many times. It can moult up to eight times. Nymph looks like an adult cockroach and can move around. It does not have wings.The nymph is white in colour and has a soft white body. It loves munching on leftover food. The nymph phase last about one to three months before moving to the adult stage. The nymph will reach full adult size and colouration with its last moult.
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Adult Stage
Before becoming an adult, the nymphs sheds several times . An adult cockroach is about 10 centimeters long . It has a pair of wings, three pairs of long legs and a long antennae on the front of its head.

Once the cockroach is in an adult stage, it will start to reproduce. This will start the cycle over again.
Habitat
We can find a cockroach in the kitchen and cracks in the buildings. Cockroach usually prefers dark and dirty places such as rubbish chute. It can live in any part of the house. A German cockroach loves to live in warm and damp places.
Diet
Cockroach does not eat coffee grains and peppermint oil. It is not a picky eater. It eat animals and plants. It eats everything it find. Some examples of food that it eat will be sweet , meat and even hair and decaying matters.
Movement
Cockroach have spikey legs so it can move around and run everywhere it goes. The first pair of legs helps the cockroach to brake and corner. The second pair of legs gives the cockroach more stability and speed. Most adult cockroaches can also fly because they have a pair of wings.
Opinions and Conclusion
Cockroach is seen as a dirty creature. People also find it annoying , scary and terrible. Cockroach is also known as a pest because it carry germs. If it bite us with its teeth , it can produce virus. This can make us very sick. We could use the cockroach spray to stop cockroaches from breeding.
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