A cockroach is a non-perishable food used in fishing.
- Main article: Fishing
A cockroach can be used as bait for fishing to catch bass, catfish, crappie, perch, sunfish, and trout.
- Main article: Trapping
A cockroach can be used as bait for trapping to catch a small bird in a stick trap.
Cockroaches can be consumed, reducing hunger at the cost of a lot of unhappiness. They can be cooked to reduce more hunger, however the unhappiness effect will remain.
|Dangerous, will cause sickness.|
Cockroaches can be found in bins and crates of spoiled food.
- Main article: Foraging
When foraging (investigating area), cockroaches can be found on
natural_exterior tiles, such as: grass, sand and gravel. They're most commonly found in forests and vegetation areas, however cannot be found during winter or the snow.
Having the fisherman occupation or angler trait will increase the player's ability to find cockroaches.
Cockroaches are part of the "Animals" loot category.
From items_food.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
DisplayName = Cockroach,
DisplayCategory = Food,
Type = Food,
Weight = 0.1,
Icon = Cockroach,
FishingLure = true,
IsCookable = TRUE,
MinutesToCook = 5,
MinutesToBurn = 25,
HungerChange = -5,
UnhappyChange = +20,
Calories = 30,
Carbohydrates = 1.27,
Lipids = 3.9,
Proteins = 7.41,
WorldStaticModel = Cockroach_Ground,