I was reading today about tardigrades which survive long periods in a dessicated, apparently lifeless, state (tun). When exposed to water they revive.
Today’s invention is to use tardigrades in the tun state as a desiccant. They can be found in any patch of soil, apparently.
When shaken over the guts of eg electronics devices which have been accidentally made wet, they would absorb water, revive and then naturally make their way to a patch of damp moss in an adjacent petri dish.