With the death of HideNSeek, I am starting a new thread for his two surviving captive bred offspring. This link: http://www.tonmo.com/community/index.php?threads/7853/ is to the journal of their birth and the lives of their parents and includes a link to the journal of the original wild caught mother. These two are the only surviving offspring from a brood of an estimated 50 CB Mercs. They were born the week of November 17th 2007. I believe one is female and her sibbling male. The female has acquired the name Little Girl (LG for short - thanks gholland ) and the assumed male is named Wiley for his refusal to stay in the breeder net. Little Girl was transferred this week to a 15 gallon hex tank with small skimmer and overflow that successfully housed two of her uncles for 9 months. Wiley has escaped capture several times and only last week was confirmed to be surviving with his father in a 45 gallon aquarium (also hex shaped). It is my intent (if not out witted) to have Wiley join LG in the smaller tank with hopes of producing one more generation. If successful, I am hoping to obtain a new blood line from gholland (a lot of maybe's here) with the hope of producing future generations.