Ky-Lin, who was in Jack's old 10 gallon All-Glass Critter Cage with the locking top, has managed to something Jack never did and was gone last night when I went to feed her. Apparently there was a teeny space where the left front edge had warped up ever so slightly...so slightly that I couldn't see it at all until I got eye level with the tiny tiny crack. She was there yesterday morning, I know, because I checked her temps and saw her. Sometime between then and when I went to feed her about 6 o'clock, she fled the scene. I put a pinky in a bottle trap under a lamp last night, but no luck. I've torn up the house, slit open the sofa bottom, cut the Christmas tree one limb at a time (yes it was still up because my son likes it to stay up for his January birthday....sort of an extended Christmas for him, I guess), checked under, in, around, and behind everything I can think of and no luck. There's one place I can't get to, and it's pretty close to where her cage is....it's a ceiling high bookshelf (I checked behind all the books already) which has a space underneath but which is blocked from view by a panel across the front. There's a crack between the side panel and the baseboard big enough for her to get through, so maybe she's in there. It's dark and isolated after all....Today I put a pinky in front of the "entryway" to that part of the bookshelf, and I'm hoping it'll disappear. If it does, I'll know she's there and can get my husband to unscrew the anchors from the wall to move the shelf. He had a fit last night because I was actually moving things to look for her and he thought it a futile effort, so he won't take the bookshelf down at this point. The bottletrap is near the pinky with the lamp over it in the hopes that if she eats, she'll want somewhere warm to hole up. I've also put a water dish out thinking she might be drawn to water... I'm SO sad, and my daughter is so distraught that she went into hysterics last night and made herself sick with it. I don't know what else I can do....if she got out of the house, then there'll be no finding her...and it's going to get very cold out there tonight, I'm told.