|First photo, while she was still sleepy.|
|A few seconds later, awake and cleaning her antennae, preparing to run.|
A couple of stretches, and she took off running, out of sight in a second. I couldn't find her anywhere, so I put away the camera, the lights, and the ice pack. When that was done, she sauntered out from under the computer. Grrrrr!
I put her in a flat plastic container and tried again.
|A brief pause to look at the camera. Then back to running, taking shelter under scratches on the plastic.|
I gave up. She's been sent out to play in the rain.
*The forceps (cerci) are unequal in length in the males. Earwig female forceps are (more or less) straight-sided, whereas male forceps are strongly curved (caliper-like) and larger. (From here. My addition, in italics.)