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Alien Visitor

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Always loved these things, makes me wish I had a macro lens.

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  2. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    52
    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    They are sooooo cooooool ! We used to bring in ladybugs and Mantis for the greenhouses. Thousands and thousands. Still to this day our garden(on the location of some of the dismantled greenhouses) is filled to the brim with Mantis. The lady bugs didn’t really take off outside. So much more fun to look at then cans of Orthene !
     

  3. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2011
    Penn's Woods
    Good pics even without the macro..
    We have a large plot of Bee Balm and every year when they are in bloom, they are full of Mantises.
     

  4. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    I picked one up off my hot porch in the sun last week and carried him to the wooded lot in the shade behind my house . (they are strong)
     

  5. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Remember, they all need lovin
     

  6. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    58
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    Nice pics, I love the mantis'!

    One cool thing is they seem to have the intelligence to tell the difference between your hand and face, where they will seemingly look you in the eye.
    Most bugs either view a person as terrain or view a hand as a creature or just an embodied threat, and miss the part that's looking at them.
     
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  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  8. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I found a couple more


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  9. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I forget who posted that here first but have been laughing.
     

  10. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Ray stopped by to say hey


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  11. 6stringcowboy

    6stringcowboy Tele-Afflicted

    As a child, an old girlfriend of mine found a "cocoon" outside and put it in the old mayonnaise jar with holes punched in the top and took it to school so that she and her classmates could witness the exit of a butterfly. As it turns out, the blessed event occurred over a weekend, and it wasn't a cocoon, but a mantis egg sack. They returned on Monday to a classroom filled with tiny baby mantis'. The teacher was not pleased. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  12. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    In my late teens I worked in a chevron station in Cache creek BC on graveyards, one of my duties was to clean the bathrooms I went to the mens and sitting on the wall was something like this , startled the bejeezers out ofme at first ,

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    you could feed a family of 6 with this thing!
     
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  13. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Nov 2, 2003
    South Dakota
    Mothra?
     
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  14. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    imagine something like this hitting you in the visor at high speed on your early morning coffee run. it would probably mug you for your coffee!:lol::lol:
     
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  15. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    58
    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales

  16. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Hah!

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  17. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Age:
    59
    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    I can think of things a whole lot scarier than that, that you can encounter at night in a service station bathroom.
     
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  18. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Meister

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    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    I was once painting a small shed on the roof of which were hundreds of baby praying mantises. They would all move in unison reacting to my movements (or the wind or some music I couldn’t hear). Very cool. The big ones terrify me.
     

  19. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    It's still here, been here all day.
     

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