Can anyone ID this?

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Can anyone ID this?

Postby Lillypod » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:38 am

Hello everyone, this was on my aunts facebook:

"Ek het hierdie snaakse dingetjie op een van my klippe gekry wat ek in Margate gekoop het. Dit lyk soos 'n Venus flytrap fossiel. Kan enige iemand met 'n geologiese agtergrond my dalk help om dit te identifiseer? Raaiskote sal ook help. Stuur dit vir al julle vriende asb. Ek het slaaplose nagte hieroor. Die klip kom uit 'n goudmyn. Dankie ouens!"

Quick translation to English: She found this weird little thing on a rock she bought in Margate. It looks like a Venus flytrap fossil and she would like a positive ID if anyone can help, even guesses are welcome. The rock came from a goldmine.

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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby bradmiller » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:40 am

looks like Pray Mantis eggs
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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby Lillypod » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:54 am

Looks like it could be. Thanks.
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1-1-2 Bearded Dragon
0-1 Brown House Snake
2-3 Ball Python
1-1 Western Hognose
1-1 Kenyan Sand Boa
3-2 Corn Snake
0-0-1 Bosc Monitor
0-1 Taiwanese rat snake
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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby mania » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:41 am

Definately looks like mantis eggs. Also known as an ootheca (mass of eggs)
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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby froot » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:42 pm

Thanks, I learned something today.
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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby Herald_23 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:49 pm

Egg case of a praying mantid. Had a female stick mantid (Popa undata) lay her case, which was purple, on my curtain.
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Re: Can anyone ID this?

Postby Lillypod » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:24 pm

Thanks everyone!
3-1-4 Leopard Gecko
1-1-2 Bearded Dragon
0-1 Brown House Snake
2-3 Ball Python
1-1 Western Hognose
1-1 Kenyan Sand Boa
3-2 Corn Snake
0-0-1 Bosc Monitor
0-1 Taiwanese rat snake
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