China: Meet Yuan Meixia, She Has 100,000 Cockroaches, Says They Are Her FamilyPosted: June 14, 2014
”These are all my children, my babies.”
Most people hate cockroaches and would do just about anything to keep them out of their homes. But that is not the case for one woman.
“They are most active at night, mating and hunting for food. They mate with each other after eating. The mating process lasts for two hours, and then spawning happens. Every spawn hatches dozens of baby cockroaches.”
— Yuan Meixia
She breeds them and raises them so she can sell them to a pharmaceutical company, which uses them for medicine. She lives in separate home, but visits the breeding home everyday. She was inspired to start breeding them after she saw a program on television which talked about their potential healing properties.
”These are all my children, my babies,” she says to a Southern Metropolis News reporter on a tour of the facility in Linbian village. Yuan resides at another house in Siqian county, but visits the breeding house every day.
The breeding house has silk nets instead of doors, and all holes have been cemented to ensure that no roaches escape. Yuan keeps the house at a set temperature with a gas stove during the winter and by putting water on the walls during the summer….(read more)
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