And now for something completely different: a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach giving birth. 

What, you say? You thought cockroaches just laid eggs? Well, they do! Just… some species incubate their eggs - still within their eggsac- internally and then ‘birth’ them once they’ve hatched. (This is called being ovoviviparous). 

It’s cool and gross and fascinating and not something most people ever get to see, so I got permission to share this great video my friend Cindi took of one of the collection cockroaches giving birth. I’ve tried to tag it as thoroughly as possible. 

Is it a trilobite back from extinction—or is it a very large cockroach? Neither. These giant isopods (Bathynomus giganteus) are crustaceans and related to decapods like shrimp and crabs as well as to pill bugs. They rule the deep, chilly waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and are considered a good example of deep-sea gigantism—a phenomenon where invertebrates in deep waters are much larger than their shallow-water relatives. This species can grow to be over 16 inches long and have compound eyes with over 4,000 individual facets, making them extremely sensitive to fast movements in dark waters.  
Photo: Orin Zebest

048-SMOKROACH [Smoke-Cockroach]
- The Roach pokemon
-Ability: Stench/Filter- Liquid Ooze(HA)
-“This pokemon lives on places filled with garbage and waste, laying very close to the floor. If by accident you step on a hidden SMOKROACH, it will expel a noxious cloud of gas that can knock you out”
    -Bug Bite
    -Poison Gas
    -Acid Spray

049-KEMIKROACH [Chemical-Cockroach]
- The Toxic Gas pokemon
-Ability: Stench/Filter- Liquid Ooze(HA)
-“This mysterious pokemon live in places too toxic for humans to enter without proper protection, among the waste. In its back it has developed a tank-like bladder where it creates toxic gases and liquids that can be expelled at will”
    -Sludge Bomb
    -Clear Smog