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What is this?

Post by ICDEDTURKES » August 14th, 2018, 10:16 am

Found this thing on rv today, thought twig, then it moved.
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Post by guesswho » August 14th, 2018, 10:19 am

Walking stick
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Re: What is this?

Post by ICDEDTURKES » August 14th, 2018, 10:25 am

guesswho wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 10:19 am
Walking stick
Thank you I've never seen one and looking at it can tell why, it would take keen eyes to see one in the woods
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Post by Grumpy » August 14th, 2018, 11:03 am

That is a location antenna for wood ticks so they can always be aware of your presence, ain't technology great !
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Post by hoobilly » August 14th, 2018, 11:16 am

Those are really cool looking! Until your walking through the woods and you see a twig hanging on your shirt and you go to brush it off and it latches onto your hand

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Post by Sloppy_Snood » August 14th, 2018, 12:50 pm

It's an organic back scratcher.
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Post by redarrow » August 14th, 2018, 1:09 pm

My entire life,and all the hours I have spent outdoors,I may have seen only 6 or 8 of them. Pretty cool little critter for sure.
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Post by OLE RASPY » August 14th, 2018, 5:49 pm

Yea I’ve seen a bunch here from time to time. They weird looking insects.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Cut N Run » August 14th, 2018, 5:58 pm

THIS is a magnum sized Walking Stick. It dropped down from a tree in Raja Ampat off Papua New Guinea when I was doing a surface interval on a dive trip there a few years ago. They get bigger than this one, if you can believe it.

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Re: What is this?

Post by hoobilly » August 14th, 2018, 7:04 pm

Cut N Run wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 5:58 pm
THIS is a magnum sized Walking Stick. It dropped down from a tree in Raja Ampat off Papua New Guinea when I was doing a surface interval on a dive trip there a few years ago. They get bigger than this one, if you can believe it.


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Re: What is this?

Post by Jbird22 » August 14th, 2018, 8:26 pm

I'm sure this is far from scientific but we always called them "spit devils" when I was growing up.

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Re: What is this?

Post by Southern Sportsman » August 14th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Jbird22 wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 8:26 pm
I'm sure this is far from scientific but we always called them "spit devils" when I was growing up.
That’s a pretty common name for the Two Striped Walking Stick which is fatter and can spray a chemical from its back. The skinny ones are harmless.
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Re: What is this?

Post by ICDEDTURKES » August 14th, 2018, 10:00 pm

:shock: good thing this guy left. He wants to spray chemicals I got raid
Southern Sportsman wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Jbird22 wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 8:26 pm
I'm sure this is far from scientific but we always called them "spit devils" when I was growing up.
That’s a pretty common name for the Two Striped Walking Stick which is fatter and can spray a chemical from its back. The skinny ones are harmless.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Southern Sportsman » August 14th, 2018, 10:28 pm

ICDEDTURKES wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 10:00 pm
:shock: good thing this guy left. He wants to spray chemicals I got raid
Southern Sportsman wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Jbird22 wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 8:26 pm
I'm sure this is far from scientific but we always called them "spit devils" when I was growing up.
That’s a pretty common name for the Two Striped Walking Stick which is fatter and can spray a chemical from its back. The skinny ones are harmless.
You’re safe from the chemical spitting variety up there in Michigan. They only roam the Southeast. I’ve lived in TN all my life and spent an uncommon amount of my childhood outside. I see the skinny kind regularly but had never seen a Two Striped or even heard of it until we bought our first house in 2014. In the summer there would be a dozen mating pairs on the brick outside every night. I killed hundreds and there were always more. Moved last year and havent seen one since.

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