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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2022 08:54 am
Are Water Bugs the Same as Cockroaches?
https://imgur.com/0UBuieX.jpg
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2022 09:12 am
If you have agarden pond you might want to attect water boatmen.

You don't want to attract cockroaches.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2022 11:20 am
@tsarstepan,
Water bugs and roaches are not even distantly related. They belong to different orders. Because they look superficially similar, people get confused.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2022 04:38 pm
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

Water bugs and roaches are not even distantly related. They belong to different orders. Because they look superficially similar, people get confused.


They don't look similar to cockroaches or water bugs.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2022 06:52 pm
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

Water bugs and roaches are not even distantly related. They belong to different orders. Because they look superficially similar, people get confused.

Myself included in that muddled mass of confused people. Now I know.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2022 08:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
Yeah. Now, how to bring that up in a conversation.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jun, 2022 11:38 pm
@roger,
One of these days I should tell you about a vacation my parents took us on when I was 12 to Fort Moutrie, South Carolina. You want to know about bugs........I can tell you a bunch about bugs.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 27 Dec, 2022 04:02 pm
Yalow
 
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Reply Tue 27 Dec, 2022 07:34 pm
@tsarstepan,
Thanks Tsar Stepan, it was hilarious!
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2022 03:21 pm
@roger,
Quote:
Yeah. Now, how to bring that up in a conversation.

When someone notices you have cockroaches, just say, “Oh no, those aren’t cockroaches, those are just water bugs”.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2022 03:35 pm
@Leadfoot,
That might work
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Yalow
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2022 04:08 pm
@Leadfoot,
Laughing
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2022 11:04 am
@Leadfoot,
Give the Latin name of the roach and then launch into a comprehensive natural history of the species. They'll be bored immediately and want to change the subject.
Yalow
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2022 04:59 pm
Actually, spiders are not insects, they are arthropods.

Now you're bored and want to change the subject.
cherrie
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2022 05:09 pm
@Yalow,
Insects are also arthropods.

Did you mean arachnids?
Yalow
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2022 05:22 pm
@cherrie,
Well, I'm stumped, I don't know what to believe anymore...
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2022 08:22 am
@coluber2001,
Quote:
Give the Latin name of the roach and then launch into a comprehensive natural history of the species. They'll be bored immediately and want to change the subject.

When I was fifteen I thought girls would be impressed with science and philosophy stuff like I was.. Nope, you were right, they changed the subject every time! But I was smitten, I figured that later I could interest them in stuff that really mattered, so I let them lead the conversation, figuring I could steer the conversation into something more interesting than spray starch later on. Nope, not happening. Turns out, men weren’t much more interested in talking about that stuff either. Maybe one in a thousand, like Solomon said..

But I wish you were around to give me dating advice sixty years ago.
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Yalow
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2022 04:12 pm
I heard once that spiders were not insects, because they had 8 legs and insects had 6. I don't remember what the source was.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 31 Dec, 2022 05:32 pm
@Yalow,
Well, if you're wrong, we're both wrong.

By the way, all spiders are venomous and can produce spider silk. That eliminates most of the ones we call daddy long legs.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jan, 2023 01:07 pm
@Yalow,
True. Spiders have eight legs and no antennae and no wings.

Insects have six legs, antennae, and most orders have wings.

They all have a tracheolae respiratory system though some of the older spiders have book lungs. With the tracheolae respiratory system, the little tubes or tracheoles connect the tissues directly to the atmosphere via the spiracles or holes on the surface of the body.
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