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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Originally posted by IPILYA
Cockroaches. You said
If "an entire species not competing" was a viable strategy, I would expect to see that reflected somewhere in nature, and.................I dont.
But all cockroaches of one type all around the world do not have one leader. They arent one "group." In fact they really arent considered social insects at all. (Like ants and bees for instance) So they arent examples of organisms not in competition, they are competing as far as we can tell on the individual level, and not even cooperating on a group level.
Q55: Justin Winstead asks:
I had a debate with my brother and his wife over whether or not cockroaches live in organized groups. I said that they do live in organized groups and they acted like I was crazy. Can you set us straight please?
A: Justin, Social structure in the cockroach pest species is next to invisible. However there are a few indications of group organization. Most such behavior would not be considered social:
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