For How Long Can A Cockroach Live Without Its Head?

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Cockroaches can infact live up to a few weeks without their head.
They are able to do so because they do not have blood pressure or one central nervous system like humans (or even other animals for that matter)
they have a series of ganglia (or nerves) spread through out their body, enabling the body to function without the head or brain.
Also the neck automatically closes up at the point of decapitation acting like a blood clot so they do not bleed to death (like humans would)
the headless roach can move around and do simple tasks but will eventually starve to death
whats even weirder, is if the head was chopped off cleanly, the head itself can survive too! It can sit there and move its antennae until it eventually "runs out of steam"
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They can live without a head for two weeks because their natural organs harden over and heal for a period of two weeks before loss of blood and tissue damage kill it.

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5 Weeks
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2-3 weeks?
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Roaches can live for three weeks. Weird huh?
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5 seconds because then its penis will explode into his penis and out his mouth with penis everywhere
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There are approximately three thousand five hundred different species of cockroaches, falling into six different families. The most well-known cockroaches are the American cockroach, the German coackroach and the Asian cockroach. The cockroach has made Earth its' home for millions of years with the earliest cockroach fossils dating back as far as three hundred and fifty-four to two hundred and ninety-five million years ago, during the Carboniferous period. It is sometimes said that the cockroach will "inherit the earth", after humanity destroys itself, as cockroaches are able to withstand many 'situations'. A cockroach is able to hold its' breath for fouty-five minutes, it can go without food for up to a month and it has the ability to slow down its' heart rate. Cockroaches also have a higher risistance to radiation, up to six to fifteen times higher than that of mans. Amazingly, a cockroach can even live without its' head. A cockroach will continue to scurry around, headless, for up to one week.
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A cockroach can live for a month or 4 weeks. Isn't wierd it coudn't breath and eat and drink?sounds amazing.does it? Pherhaps depends all have different answers.it can live cause it has several nerve centurs called the galinga. But with a head it can suvive 2-3 months without food but only 1 month for water.
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The roach is an amazing creature it seems. Thanks for the penis comment. It made me laugh. :)
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Has anyone ever actually tried to see how long it'd live without its head? All the above sounds too scientific and v improbable. Why would nature give it that skill - it's not eating or mating or doing anything, just existing headlessly! Sounds like a loada rubbish to me.

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