♪♪ These fake tattoos
are making sort of, like, lizardy skin on me,
which is, like, only more appropriate for
the Chicago Reptile House. Michael: What you feeding? Uh, fresh Gecko. -Uh-huh.
-He’s about ready to go. -Yeah.
-He’s old. Oh, is he? Sorry to hear that, man.
Alright. You can wear those if you want,
if you’re gonna be near here. I’m just gonna, yeah.
What are you doing? I got to do the the —
the whities. What do you get
to do with them? We got a lot of people
coming in for feeders, so, we’re splicing
feeders now. -Spicing?
-Splicing feeders. What the hell is splicing? With this thing. I don’t know.
It’s like a… Yeah, well,
they’re just feeders. They’re for people to feed, like you’re feeding
your lizard. Yeah.
Yeah. What are you
gonna do with him? Oh, it’s, like, a process.
It’s a little gene splicer. Really?
Yeah. So, he goes inside here.
See this bottom? Oh, yeah.
That’s wax almost like. Uh-huh. You know
when you have a frog? Like a taxidermy?
Uh-huh. Or when you’re gonna
try dissecting a frog? Yeah.
It’s the same
waxy bottom as that. Okay, here we go. [ Energy buzzing ] [ Buzzing stops ]
Okay. So, because they’re
single-celled, they’ll split. [ Gasps ] So, we use these
as feeders instead. [ Mice squeaking ] It’s just a more
humane way of doing it. Alright. ♪♪ Come here, little guy. Yeah. You haven’t seen us
do this before? We do the same thing
with the crickets, too. Anything that is
a single-cell. Yeah.
or insect. Yeah. He doesn’t want
to go anywhere. No, he doesn’t
want to go. There’s always one
that’s like the alpha, so we’ll keep him to grow. Really?
Yeah. Then he can be split again. These guys
you want to just sell. But the alpha
we always keep. Here we go. Feisty, little guy,
right? Got to be locked in there. Okay. Yeah,
you’re standing back, right? [ Laughing ]
Don’t be nervous. No.
I got to see this. [ Laughs ] Okay. Alright. [ Energy buzzing ] [ Buzzing stops ] Alright. These ones will be just
a little bit small. [ Mice squeaking ] No freaking way. Yeah. Look at all
those little guys. Okay,
hang on one second. I’ll get these guys
in here. Alright. Yeah, we’ve been doing this
for like the last three weeks. Have you not been
in here to see this? For feeders, it’s more
humane to splice them. Splice them. You can do it with any
simple-celled organism up to 18 times, and then they’ll start
to get a little… you know, wonky. We call them “floppers”. But those will work
for feeders, too. But… Hang on.
Let me grab your crickets, okay? We got to get this guy
some crickets. That is freaking amazing. ♪♪ I’ll grab those.
Sorry about that. How does it do that?
Huh? How does that do that? It interrupts
the cellular mitosis, so this laser
forces that action. So, it just interrupts that,
and the cells split. That is freaking amazing.
That was cool. It’s cool, right?
It’s like the Carbonaro Effect. Do you know what that is? No.
The Carbonaro Effect? “The Carbonaro Effect” —
it’s the name of a hidden-camera magic TV show
that you’re on. Ohh, [bleep].
My God! Yes! [ Laughs ]
Get out of here! Yes.
Come here, come here. [ Laughs ] You son of a gun. I was like, “No way.” Dude.
That was cool. I’m going like, “There’s
no way you can do that”.