What's this weird thingie I found on a tree? I have pics.

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  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also seen these weird things at school. It's really hard and has a bunch of layers. Sorry about the pics being dark and gloomy, it is not that dark in the computer room. o_O

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    I really wanna bust it open but it's all crunchy and it will probably make a mess.
     
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a asp shed. Not sure though...
     
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  3. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a moth cocoon [​IMG]
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I am going to guess egg case of some insect.
     
  5. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Praying mantis egg casing. Put it in a cool place for the winter. In the spring put it outside and let them hatch. Great pest control.
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Does look like praying mantis egg casing.

    Leave outside for spring hatching.

    Matt
     
  7. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definitely praying mantis egg case.
    1 of my neighbors put a BIG egg case on their closed in back porch a couple years ago figuring she'd put it out in early spring before it hatched...then forgot....it took them DAYS before all the little mantis babies were taken outside...LOL:lau
     
  8. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh.. Er uh I unfortunately went at it with a fork... It's not broken but I smushed the top a bit. Will it be okay? Pretty cool though.
     
  9. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In 1992, we were living in Miami Beach, Florida, (we are native Philadelphians). Every thing was completely alien to what we were used to...trick-or-treating was different, lizards moved into our jack-o-lantern, had to turn on AC to cook Thanksgiving turkey....and the Christmas tree was imported all the way from North Carolina and cost $85 (for a similar tree this year, I paid $45) so that was expensive. But, we noticed this little walnut-sized ball attached to one of the branches, and just figured, for the price of the tree, at least they threw in a free ornament. Well, on New Years Day, 1993, that cute little ornament gave birth to mmmmilllllllions of tiny little space aliens (praying mantises) that marched steadily toward the sun.....all over my childrens' Christmas presents under the tree.That's when I learned what a "blood-curdling scream" really sounded like! My son was 5, my daughter 3.
    So, short answer long.....put that thing back outside, quick, before you are visited by the hordes of little space monsters. BTW, they are an endangered species and cannot be harmed. Good luck!

    mm
     
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  10. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maizy'smom :

    Quote:In 1992, we were living in Miami Beach, Florida, (we are native Philadelphians). Every thing was completely alien to what we were used to...trick-or-treating was different, lizards moved into our jack-o-lantern, had to turn on AC to cook Thanksgiving turkey....and the Christmas tree was imported all the way from North Carolina and cost $85 (fot a similar tree this year, I paid $45) so that was expensive. But, we noticed this little walnut-sized ball attached to one of the branches, and just figured, for the price of the tree, at least they threw in a free ornament. Well, on New Years Day, 1993, that cute little ornament gave birth to mmmmilllllllions of tiny little space aliens (praying mantises) that marched steadily toward the sun.....all over my childrens' Christmas presents under the tree.That's when I learned what a "blood-curdling scream" really sounded like! My son was 5, my daughter 3.
    So, short answer long.....put that thing back outside, quick, before you are visited by the hordes of little space monsters. BTW, they are an endangered species and cannot be harmed. Good luck!

    mm

    [​IMG] Most awesome story, ever! I'm sure not very funny at the time, though.......​
     

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