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NewGen

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What's this scaly thing?
« on: June 11, 2019, 01:21:22 PM »
I've seen some on the branches of trees, this specific one is on my ladder. Very hard to the touch, hard to scrape off, like it's glued on with Gorilla Glue, Lol.
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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 01:24:34 PM »
looks like one of those prehistoric trilobites we studied about in biology class..

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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 01:27:20 PM »
looks like one of those prehistoric trilobites we studied about in biology class..

Yes it does!
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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 02:01:47 PM »
Praying Mantis eggsac.
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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 02:11:11 PM »
Yes, it is a praying mantis egg sack. I used to collect them as a kid and then have thousands of baby ones crawling around.

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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 02:26:18 PM »
I thought praying mantis egg sacs were more round and irregular like this below.  I've had a few and they don't look anything like trilobites.


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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 03:13:11 PM »
So is that thing "active", and containing eggs, or have all the eggs hatched and gone and now it's just a empty housing?

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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 08:44:27 AM »
My guess is an empty cockroach egg case (oothecae). I had a couple on the 2x4 posts of my greenhouse, and they are "glued" on pretty tightly.

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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 08:49:23 AM »
I do not believe you can visibly tell if it's hatched unless you see babies running around. Daintree, that picture you posted is not a cockroach eggsac. They are much more cylindrical
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Re: What's this scaly thing?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 09:22:34 PM »
Put it in a screened cage, like a good butterfly enclosure, and see what emerges. Lotsa fun with mystery eggs.

 

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