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#1 of 14 Mike Slade

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Posted January 11 2006 - 11:13 AM

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 of 14 Guest_Eric Kahn_*

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Posted January 11 2006 - 11:17 AM

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

#3 of 14 DanHal

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Posted January 11 2006 - 01:01 PM

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

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#4 of 14 BrianW

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Posted January 11 2006 - 01:36 PM

I'm pretty sure it's a mantid ootheca.
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#5 of 14 Mike Slade

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Posted January 11 2006 - 02:13 PM

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I'm pretty sure it's a mantid ootheca.

Ah, seems you are correct. Thanks!
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#6 of 14 Dave Poehlman

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Posted January 12 2006 - 02:34 AM

My guess was going to be a booger.

#7 of 14 Colton

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Posted January 12 2006 - 04:30 AM

I was gonna say it was a hairball.

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#8 of 14 Dennis*G

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Posted January 12 2006 - 05:51 AM

wow, can you imagine if that hatched and you had hundreds of them crawling in your vehicle?

#9 of 14 Hunter P

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Posted January 12 2006 - 11:53 AM

Did you give it the taste test? That's the only way to be sure.Posted Image
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#10 of 14 Mike Frezon

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Posted January 12 2006 - 01:05 PM

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a mantid ootheca.


A what?!?! Posted Image

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

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#11 of 14 Mike Slade

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Posted January 12 2006 - 01:38 PM

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wow, can you imagine if that hatched and you had hundreds of them crawling in your vehicle?

That's what I was afraid of. At first I was thinking it might be spiders.

#12 of 14 BrianW

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Posted January 12 2006 - 04:07 PM

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.)
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#13 of 14 Mike Slade

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Posted January 13 2006 - 10:37 AM

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. Posted Image

#14 of 14 Mike Frezon

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Posted January 13 2006 - 02:24 PM

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They must've chosen me for a reason.


"Oooooooh! You are the chosen one!"

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There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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