Zip Lock Bags to Observe Animals
them the way you would want to be treated."
- Allow animals to crawl onto a leaf, stick, piece of paper,
etc. Then place the animal and the object it is on in the bag. This will prevent
their bodies from being harmed.
- After catching a land
animal, inflate the bag like a balloon before sealing it. This will give enough
air and space for the animal to be comfortable during observations.
- Create a mini environment
in the bag that is similar to the environment where the animal was found.
- Animals with moist
skin (i.e., worms, frogs, salamanders, etc.) need moisture added to the
bag. The easiest way to do this is to add moist soil or water from the
environment where the animal was captured.
- Aquatic animals
need a water environment in the bag.
- Use common sense--don't
try to force an animal that is too large into your bag.
- Do not leave the bag
in direct sunlight. The living things inside will overheat and die.
- Handle with care!
- Wet your hands before
handling aquatic animals, or animals with moist skin.
- RELEASE your animal
within 30 minutes in the same location you found it.
- Open the bag and gently
pour out the contents.