Thank you for all of the help, everyone! Turns out the little thing was just molting - when I went to mist her cage yesterday morning I found her shell on the ground and she was happily munching on a cricket I had given her a couple of days before. She's eaten a couple of wingless fruit flies since then too, so I think she's good to go.
YAY! I had a feeling she was molting. Glad that was the case!
And LOL.. and of course, fruit flies would love bananas! Dunno why I didn't think of that. Perhaps because open bottles of red wine are so common in my house in summer. >> And always get 'wine buddies' floating in them..
Did you keep the shell? xD
The mantises that invade our kitchen in summer have bright red eyes. We probably get 2 or 3 a week, as we don't have bug screens and get all sorts of winged insects.. and spiders.. big ones..
I've never minded bugs in the house. I bring them in sometimes.
I love it when the mantises come in though. We sit them on our hands for a bit sometimes before we take them out again, or they quickly dehydrate (or are eaten by the cat). I'm seriously thinking of keeping a vaseful of leaves to mist, just to help the ones I don't see in time to get a drink.. up high on the bench, in case of kitty.
Then I'll end up with pet bugs all over the house, as well as bettas.