Explain respiration process in cockroaches.

The respiratory system of cockroaches is known as a tracheal system, that consists of a network of the trachea, that open through 10 pairs of small holes called spiracles present on the lateral side of the body. 

Oxygen-rich air enters the body through these spiracles, which are regulated by the muscular spinchters, and open into the tracheal tubes.

Then, the air rich in carbon-dioxide rushes towards the tracheal tubes and is finally exhaled out through the spiracles.


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Updated on: 24-Mar-2023


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