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ALIENS - with picture proof

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Jags, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    This thing was trying to speak to me in its native body motion dance. No comprendo? It weaved and bobbed as it moved. I have seen these before, but really don't know exactly what it is. It is similar to a praying mantis, it has wings, but this sucker is about 6" long. I was really hoping to mine its intelligence for the power source used in the mother ship, but alas, I couldn't understand the language.
    What is it? This thing is literally longer than a standard pen.
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  2. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    uncle stan always was the sorta quiet type....do not take offense, just dont ask him to regale you with his "the last time I was on Kelbus 4" stories....he just goes on, and on, and on...
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    But he appears to be a heck of a dancer. He's gotz the moves.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    If it turns out to be a female and she proposes marriage....run away!
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    EEEkkkkk!!!!
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    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    I've been finding some pretty big ones this year, maybe it's something to do with the dry weather we're having.
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Using my google-fu it does appear to be a praying mantis, but I don't think I have ever seen a specimen of this size. It took me by surprise.
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    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    catch it and feed it crickets. pretty cool to watch.
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Awesome critters- and beneficial. I once got egg pods from them by mail order. Kinda neat
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Is this for some sort of ritual omelet, or something??;lol

    That had to be one of the strangest tasting omelets, ever.
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    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Their eggs taste a little like spotted owl egg. You know,just a hint of manatee
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Mmmmm...fried in baby seal oil. Yummy.
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    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    You have to watch those when the get big. They will eat your humming birds and honey bees. I will catch the bigger ones to get them away from my feeders.
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    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Has it requested to be taken to your leader?
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, but when I told it that my leader was Andrew Zimmern he fled quickly.
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    lukem Minister of Fire

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    With that intelligence, they must posses vastly superior technology. You should flee as well.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    We are now friends. No harm shall come of this.
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    lukem Minister of Fire

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    That's what he wants you to think. Before you know it he'll give your people some form of alien smallpox and then steal your land. Watch your back.
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    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    when they say "friend" they mean "appetizer"....the mantis have a strange and colorful culture....a bit on the macabre side though.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I hear that the mothership is currently hovering over Indiana.
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    lukem Minister of Fire

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    yeah...they were looking for direction back to Iowa....head north until you see a big lake...then hang a left. They were all wearing bibs, strangely enough.
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    What a freak show you guys are....>> all over a praying friggin mantis....and AP is eating the eggs...<>
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    OMG, they've gotten to her. Where's Mr. Gamma? You ate him, I just know it.
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    They say you'll never see the hatch. However, we once got some eggs too and I tied them onto a young cherry tree. One day headed out to get the mail I walked past the tree and was amazed. There were hundreds of those little critters going down the tree and onto the ground. It was an amazing thing to see but when I came back past the tree an hour later they were all gone. Have to be quick.

    As for the pictures and the 6" long, I'm not sure I've ever seen one that long but that still has to be the mantis.
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    I found this walking stick at work this week. Crappy cell pic. I usually find a few there every summer. Pretty remarkable how they have adapted to blend in.

    walking stick.JPG
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