A year ago my family and I were in Tanzania on vacation. Upon returning to our home in Alaska my wife found a small stowaway in her luggage. Feeling sorry for the poor creature we put it in a container, gave it some green leafy things to eat, some water and some paper towels pieces to hide/burrow under - thinking that its life span would be a few days/weeks and short of flying back to Tanzania this was the best we could do. Skip ahead a year and he/she is still with us... every few days we change its food, change its bedding, and make sure it has something moist to get water from. We even took it on vacation this year to Florida and back because trying to explain how and why to take care of our friend to a neighborhood kid may work for pet cats or hamsters but we were afraid Mr. Bug might not survive. Since we are coming up an a full year of bug sitting we are wondering what is it ? And should my daughter plan on taking it to college with her when she leaves in 6 years ?