Item #: SCP-XXXX

An instance of SCP-XXXX-2.

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be held in a standard Foundation humanoid containment cell. Air vents are to be fitted with 3mm (minimum) steel mesh. All adjacent cells, including those above and below SCP-XXXX are to be occupied at all times by D-Class personnel. No humanoid SCP is to be contained within 30 meters of SCP-XXXX.

Any testing of SCP-XXXX outside of containment requires Level 3 approval.

SCP-XXXX-1 is to be kept on twenty-four hour suicide watch, and must be fitted with a wireless heartbeat monitor at all times. If necessary, heartbeat monitor may be implanted surgically to prevent removal.

Should SCP-XXXX-1 die, all personnel within 30 meters of SCP-XXXX's containment cell are to be quarantined until the new SCP-XXXX-1 has been identified.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an infestation of Blattella germanica (German cockroach) which binds to a host (designated SCP-XXXX-1) and remains with the host until death. The cockroaches are designated SCP-XXXX-2.

Approximately every 10 to 280 seconds, a new instance of SCP-XXXX-2 will come into existence in the vicinity of SCP-XXXX-1 through means as yet unknown. Instances of SCP-XXXX-2 will only be created in a concealed area. When no unusual means of surveillance are employed, SCP-XXXX-2 will usually appear behind furniture, under blankets, etc. Attempts by foundation researchers to eliminate furniture and observe all parts of SCP-XXXX's containment cell resulted in instances of SCP-XXXX-2 being created within SCP-XXXX-1's clothes and hair. Repeating the experiment with SCP-XXXX-1's clothes removed resulted in instances of SCP-XXXX-2 appearing within SCP-XXXX-1's sinus cavity, throat, ears, armpits, intergluteal cleft and beneath the arches of SCP-XXXX-1's feet. Based on this progression, and the possible threat to SCP-XXXX-1's life, further testing of this nature will not be approved without a detailed submission to the ethics committee.

No other anomalous properties have been detected in any instance of SCP-XXXX-2. Crushing, poison, etc. are all as effective on instances of SCP-XXXX-2 as they would be on any other cockroach.

At time of SCP-XXXX-1 death, SCP-XXXX binds to a new host through an as yet unknown mechanism, beginning SCP-XXXX-2 creation in four to six days. No means tested thus far have been able to prevent transfer to a new host. Due to SCP-XXXX's ability to penetrate any and all known barriers, maintaining the D-Class 'buffer' around SCP-XXXX-2 is critical to maintaining containment.

Preliminary testing has revealed that SCP-XXXX-1 prefers to bind to a nearby host, although more testing is required. No upper limit to its range of transference has been established.

Addendum: The current SCP-XXXX-1 has expressed a desire to have most of the standard comfort items (clothing, bed, mattress, linen, books, etc) removed from his cell. Dr. [blackspace] has approved this request. Should a new subject be identified as SCP-XXXX-1, they are to be provided with standard comfort items, but may be removed at subject's request and research staff assigned to SCP-XXXX notified.

Recovery Notes: SCP-XXXX was recovered from a solitary confinement cell in La Sante [replace with blackspace, this is just so you know for yourself] prison, Paris, France. According to prison staff, the original SCP-XXXX-1 (identified by prison records as [REDACTED]) showed no signs of SCP-XXXX prior to the seventeen (17) month period he spent in solitary confinement for stealing medication from the prison infirmary. These statements by prison staff may be taken with a certain degree of skepticism, due to the degree of vermin infestation considered 'normal' at La Sante.

Needs to establish why we dont just anesthatise the guy.

maybe a log of some of the reactions/behaviours of the last few XXXX-1's

Site security induction?