And my camera is dead!
I picked up a wild mantis ootheca while out camping last week. Lacking a better place to hatch it, I stuck it in my LL Terra/ crabitat. Believe it or not, it worked, but then I found that I had dozens of little hatchlings loose in a 100-plus gallon tank. Nuts!
I pooted. No, really! I made a pooter, in about twenty minutes, out of an empty juice jug and some plastic tubing. Note to self: make damned sure that jug is dry before use! To keep from inhaling/ingesting a mantid, I stuck a wad of mesh in the approprate end of the mouth tube. One of the little babies got stuck, but I freed it later.
Thinking back, I think it was too soon for the flies, but I guess it's too late now. But the flies are escaping out the top of the critter keeper! Dory had to hold the cage and repeatdly bang it on the counter as I rushed to fit a paper towel liner. I'm not going to admit how many flies got out.
I need a new camera. *pout*