Live Cockroach as Jewelry


The giant Madagascar hissing cockroach, which is about three inches long and actually does hiss, is partially covered in brightly colored Swarovski crystals, which are glued to its hard outer shell.

It also sports a small clasp that attaches to a silver chain, the other end of which is a cameo pin – reminiscent of the bizarre Victorian-era trend of wearing live insects as jewelry.


  1. i have to (kinda) agree with peta. it seems pretty mean to glue a bunch of gems to something’s back and make it live on your finger.

  2. I agree, that is a very mean thing to do to an animal. That’s like trying to pull a band-aid off of a hairy arm. Plus I don’t want those nasty things in my house!

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