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This is pretty nifty, I think.
A Sow Bug (or Pill Bug) was sitting on an old leaf that I had provided as food to the slugs and millipedes in the terrarium. The leaf looked dried and decayed, but it was when I zoomed in that I noticed just how interesting the remaining pattern was.
It would appear that the insects have a desirable portion of leaves they like to eat, leaving a skeletal remain that has gone undisturbed for weeks now.
Each leaf in the tank is like this now, stripped down to its bare form. I don't know why the insects and slugs won't eat the veins; perhaps it would be like eating the bone of a steak...in which case, I guess insects need pet dogs to finish the remains.
Lack of tiny leaf-eating dogs notwithstanding, this is just another remarkable find in the ever compelling terrarium for me.