Cockroach Farming

Here's a weird job you can do at home — raise cockroaches. Yuan Meixia of China is making a good living doing it, having transformed her house into a cockroach farm. This involved cementing shut every crevice and hole in the house so the critters can't escape, and replacing all doors with zippered silk nets.

According to the South China Morning Post: "Yuan places honeydews, apples and rice bran on shelves at each end of the room, where the insects swarm and feast. On the living room table is a bag of glucose for the baby cockroaches, or nymphs, which resemble little red beans."

She sells the roaches to a local pharmaceutical company.
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jun 12, 2014
     Category: Insects | Jobs and Occupations





Comments
When life hands you roaches... LIGHT UP! you raise roaches.

(sorry, got over excited there for a minute)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/12/14 at 12:04 PM
Had a house on the beach in Hawaii in the 70s that could of qualified as a roach house (in more ways than one)
Posted by F.U.D. on 06/12/14 at 01:15 PM
I have to wonder which pharmaceuticals include anything from a cockroach as an ingredient.
Posted by tadchem on 06/12/14 at 03:09 PM
You do realize that after a nuclear exchange the only life forms that will survive will be cockroaches and crabgrass?
Posted by KDP on 06/12/14 at 03:23 PM
Not only no, HELL NO!! BTW does she live and sleep (shudder) there too??
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/12/14 at 08:29 PM
I think this is the only living thing that PETA doesn't care if we kill it.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/13/14 at 01:25 AM
I don't want to be near them when it comes time to round them up and brand them.
Posted by tadchem on 06/13/14 at 01:20 PM
tadchem: Chinese ones. The same kind which use rhino horns as an aphrodisiac.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/14/14 at 12:05 PM
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