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How much is that critter in the window?

To the tune of "How much is that doggy in the window? 

>>     the size of a mosquito larva, very black, more round shaped than a 
 >>     mosquito larva.

Well it is really hard for even an entomologist - let alone the average fish
keeper to correctly identify the genus let alone the species from a
description such as the one above -- this is NOT a flame!  I would suggest to
anyone who is interested in identifying a critter that you take a picture of
them.  If you can't photograph them draw a simple picture -- or both.  Try to
put the size scale into the photo or picture -- either draw it in by hand or
use a ruler in the photo.

Once you have a picture scan it into your computer and post it on the web --
WAIT, I realize that many people do not have a scanner.  I also realize that
many people do not have their own site that can be accessed from the web.
 However, I suggest this because a picture is worth a gigabyte of ascii.  In
addition, I do not allow downloading of ANY files sent to me electronically,
so a picture posted on the web is the only kind I will look at.  It is also a
good way of avoiding obnoxious stuff.

I realize that this type of  question (what is this bug -- insect lava --
critter?) come up all the time.  So I am willing to do the following:  If you
snailmail the picture or photo to me at the post office box address below I
will scan it, put the scan on my site, and see if I, or someone else can
identify it.  I will then post the identification and -- if the sender has
included his/her e-mail address with the photo, I will even post a reply
directly back to them.

Send pictures to:
Critter Photos
P.O. Box 641541
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1541

What you get:
Identification of your critter.
What I get:
A better informed fish keeper who is more willing to feed live food.  And
expanded information on my web page.

If you do send you e-mail address I will _NEVER_ sell it, give it away, or
release it for any reason.