This might be old news to people here, but I just read about possible search and rescue cockroaches in an old issue of SciAm.
I don't know what I think. I'm intrigued, but really appalled at the "toy" described in this article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spea ... he-rescue/
I admit though, I'm not going to lose sleep over cockroaches--I figure they do well enough on their own.
Here is the SciAm article: http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... e-victims/