Silverfish are called this way due to them moving in a “fishwise” fashion. Also it is silvery in colour, often mixed with a blue & grey tone. However, when they are just born, they tend to be whitish. Their lengths range from 0.50 inches to 1 inch, along with having a flat body structure. They are nocturnal.
What are Silverfish?Anteriorly, they possess 2 antennae and on their posterior part, they have 3 structures, resembling wires, protruding. They like staying in regions where the humidity level ranges 75% and upwards and they are most commonly found in places of storage, like cupboards or basements.
- The male and the female approach each other. They bring their shivering antenna into contact. They then cut off the contact and then repeat this process several times.
- For some reason, the male tries to flee away and the female gets to his pursuit!
- Then they approach each other in a sideways fashion and the male’s tail is vibrated on the female’s. At this point a sperm capsule is laid into the body of the female, where fertilization can now take place.