Can anyone identify this?

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  1. Mike Slade

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    I found this today stuck to the headliner in my truck. Anybody know what it is? I assume it was made by some kind of insect, but what? The one side is a bit messed up because I tried to get it off with a knife but it was stuck on there pretty good. (it's just under an inch long)

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  2. Eric Kahn

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    Looks like the remains of a wooly worm, the one that is supposed to predict the winter weather by how black it is
     
  3. DanHal

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    Looks to be just a common house centipede. Is it an exoskeleton, or the complete remants of a insect?

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    I'm pretty sure it's a mantid ootheca.
     
  5. Mike Slade

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    My guess was going to be a booger.
     
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    I was gonna say it was a hairball.

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    wow, can you imagine if that hatched and you had hundreds of them crawling in your vehicle?
     
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    Did you give it the taste test? That's the only way to be sure.[​IMG]
     
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    A what?!?! [​IMG]

    Kinda looks like that thing crawling around inside Chekhov's helmet-- a gift from Khan, eh?
     
  11. Mike Slade

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    That's what I was afraid of. At first I was thinking it might be spiders.
     
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    As much as I like praying mantises, you should probably get rid of it. I'm not sure how successful you'd be if you tried to "transplant" the sac to the great outdoors. These things tend to catastrophically self-destruct when tampered with in that manner. (I think they're designed that way to keep mantid technology from falling into the wrong hands.)
     
  13. Mike Slade

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    Using a knife i was able to pry it off pretty much intact. I just threw it out in the yard. But now that you mention this mantid technology, perhaps I should've tried to raise them and form a mantid army of sorts. They must've chosen me for a reason. [​IMG]
     
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