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In the News
April 30, 2002
Research by U of G psychology prof, student featured in Globe and Mail
Hissing roaches recognize familiar touch
The giant hissing cockroach is not a creature most people would want to encounter in the dark, let alone pick up and stroke its polished, mahogany-coloured back.
After just a few petting sessions, a University of Guelph researcher has demonstrated beyond a doubt that the rodent-sized roaches, which come from the island of Madagascar, not only get used to humans, but can tell them apart.