Here is a video of a hissing cockroach giving birth


69 Responses to “Here is a video of a hissing cockroach giving birth”

  1. coryf says:

    This seems appropriate:

  2. zachstronaut says:

    This is far, far more horrible than anything I could have imagined.  In fact, the sections of my imagination responsible for imagining unspeakable horrors are currently recalibrating.  My previous imaginings are like cute fluffy bunnies compared to this.

    Even unicorns cannot wash mine eyes of this.

  3. Ben Mckeown says:

    So. Itchy. Ugh.

  4. Cowicide says:

    That’s hawt

  5. asugarhigh says:

    This proves that baby anythings can be cute!  White cockroaches are kind of adorable.  Even mom looks cuter-than-usual upside down.

  6. Robert Cruickshank says:

    Who wants some rice pudding now? 

  7. lavardera says:

    nope, not watching that unless it comes with an un-see guarantee.

  8. GawainLavers says:

     Waaaait…this is just an episode of 19 Kids and Counting.  I’ve been Duggar-rolled!

  9. Donald Petersen says:

    Ah, the miracle of motherhood!  Cronenberg wipes a tear from the corner of his compound eye.

  10. Phong Tran says:

    Unicorn chaser?

  11. Lobster says:

     Maybe if she didn’t have so many kids she wouldn’t have to live in MY house and eat MY food!

  12. “You,” I said accusingly, “said that it was a video of Rick Astley singing ‘Never Gonna Give You Up.’ Instead, I got… I got…” I couldn’t even say it. What do you say when you’re confronted with a big insect squeezing glutinous eggs out her posterior instead of a nice video of Rick Astley? Thanks for the educational opportunity? This reverse Rickrolling thing had gone too far.

  13. Amphigorey says:

    Poor mama cockroach must be exhausted after all that.

    • Brian Silverstein says:

      Mama roach was definitely pooped, so she and all her babies had a big cuddle puddle in Part 2.

      At least… I think that’s what they’re doing.

  14. Elijah says:

    Sweet manky jeebus…. there are not enough unicorns in the world to …cannot unwatch.  Cannot look away.  They are movingohohohohoh  the end of days is upon us.  Ai! Ai! It’s Shub-niggurath! The black roach of the woods with a thousand young!

  15. sota767 says:

    Well so much for lunch today.

  16. Lexicat says:

    Apparently I was not too horrified to watch (whew!). It’s fun to anthropomorphize a teeny bit and imagine the mom cockroach being all: “Awwwww! I am covered with meh behbies! LOVE LOVE LOVE.”

  17. zombiebob says:

    Looks like a nasty grotesque and possessed  ice cream cone  giving birth to seaweed flaked rice pudding, or in other words, a hissing cockroach giving birth

  18. kimbutgar says:

    I was not going to watch but couldn’t help myself as it was too fascinating. I wonder how many roach babies did she have?

  19. anansi133 says:

    Oh, c’mon! *Nobody* looks good while giving birth!  The only way I was able to click, was that hissing cockroaches have never shared a home with me, they’ve always been the unsung villian in a monster movie- I guess it’s not so much their hissing that makes them right for film, but their large size makes them show up on film better than the other kinds.

    That they give live birth makes them just a little bit niftier than they were already.

  20. wizardru says:

    In other news, Maggie’s fascination with disgusting youtube videos and upsetting natural creatures continues.

  21. jere7my says:

    So, hissing cockroaches are TARDISes. I did not know that.

  22. I have had this happen with the roach in my mouth.

    Back in 2009 I was doing shows in Vegas during which I had a gag where I would stuff roaches into my mouth (I also put a live scorpion in my pants – it was a goofy show).  One night,  one of the roaches started giving birth while in my mouth.  It was supposed to be a gross act where eventually the roaches would run out of my mouth and onto my face with lots of drool, etc but this really pushed it over the top as the one giving birth decided to stay in mouth until I reached and pulled her out and coughed up her offspring.  They all survived and were perfectly fine but some changes were made to the program after that set.

  23. Nagurski says:

    See what happens when fertility treatments go too far? They had planned on two kids, now this. 

  24. snagglepuss says:

    Yeah, yeah, whatever. I was waiting to hear the Hissing Cockroach equivalent of “YOU DID THIS TO ME, YOU BASTARD!!!!”

  25. Editz says:

    It’s an ugly planet. A bug planet!

  26. piminnowcheez says:

    Pooping them up into the air like that makes it like a big ol’ fountain of grossness.  Like fireworks of yucky.

  27. Used to breed lobster roaches as fish/reptile food. Seen this a hundred times. 

  28. OgilvyTheAstronomer says:

    giving birth extruding maggots

  29. golvio says:

    What I wanna know is how the heck did they all fit in there?

  30. Chuck says:

    The little ones that are tentatively crawling off are thinking, “This isn’t where I was.”

  31. creativehumanoid says:


    Actually, doesn’t that breeder have ANY idea that there are trillions of hissing cockroach babies just waiting to be adopted?

  32. dragsterhund says:

    Need a visual sorbet now.

  33. Hanglyman says:

    Starts off horrific, actually ends up sort of cute… eventually. The teeny little cockroaches with their beady little eyes swarming over Mom are sort of endearing, even if I wouldn’t want to touch them.

  34. oddboyout says:

    I don’t know why, but I’m surprised that it was a live birth.

  35. M Alovert says:

    Actually hissing cockroaches are kind of cool as pets (in a terrarium, not loose in your home). I got to borrow a couple over the holidays once when I befriended an entomologist back when I was in 6th grade (there wasn’t a birth imminent).  I’m guessing the entomologist was overjoyed that a 6th grade girl thought they were as cool as she did. These aren’t the German cockroaches of ‘under-the-fridge waiting to throw the fridge at you’ fame.

  36. Mister44 says:

    Huh – I would have thought they laid eggs – is this a sort of  “live birth” of nymphs?

    Arthropods – truly disgusting creatures.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      For Christmas dinner, my in-laws customarily eat Alaskan King Crab.  I’m the only adult there who feels no shame in eating pizza at the kids’ table.  And seeing those otherwise lovely people wielding their carapace-cracking tools with buttery grease sliding down their grinning chins… man, it nearly makes me lose my appetite for pizza, too.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Tools? I grew up in New England, where we just covered the table with newspaper and tore lobsters apart with our hands.

  37. MetalPorkchop says:

    At first they looked like those little bananas at the supermarket, all bunched at one end, and then they just kept coming, and then more, and it never stopped, and it looks as if the previous ones grow as more come out.  I wonder why the mom had to be on her head.  She didn’t look comfortable.  I had no idea they come out live and seem to grow in front of my eyes.  12:21, lunch time.

  38. Cicada Mania says:

    This is why I like cicadas better than all other insects.

  39. Anon_Mahna says:

    Honestly not horrible to watch at all. Didn’t even bother me while eating my leftover shrimp stir-fry and rice..

  40. Hey, so thanks for the nightmares.

  41. theflusheddotcom says:

    AH! I’m itching all over after watching this!!!

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