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Study: Lizards bask for more than warmth

...ameleons. One group had high internal vitamin D levels, thanks to a diet of crickets dusted with a vitamin D powder. The other group ate regular crickets and had low vitamin D. The chameleons were then placed in individual outdoo...
crickets in Biological News

Remembrance of things past influences how female field crickets select mates

RIVERSIDE, Calif. UC Riverside biologists researching the behavior of field crickets have found for the first time that female crickets remember attractive males based on the latter's song, and use this information when choosing mates. The researchers found that female crickets compare the inf...

Male crickets with bigger heads are better fighters, study reveals, echoing ancient Chinese text

Observing and betting on cricket fights has been part of Chinese cultural tradition since at least the Sung Dynasty (A.D. 960-1278). This ancient practice has resulted in quite a detailed list of characteristics that Chinese practitioners think make for champion fighters. "Because money was involv...

Study reveals mass migration of mormon crickets driven by hunger, fear

An international team of researchers, including Kent State University professor Dr. Patrick D. Lorch, have revealed the motivating factors behind the seasonal mass migration of Mormon crickets in western North America. The scientists report hunger for protein and salt, and a fear of cannibalism...

Crickets may predict human survivability during global warming

... How well crickets adapt to rising temperatures may provide clues abo...yzing some preliminary data. Winterhalter chose crickets because their life and reproduction cycles are tri... they lay eggs that develop quickly into crickets. crickets in the northern U.S. are better at laying the dorm...

For crickets, parasitic flies can stop the music

...lly bad, for some unlucky crickets, anyway. Male crickets draw not only females with their songs but also pa...er posed by the flies has apparently affected when crickets sing. In experiments with Southeastern U.S. field ...bens, they discovered that considerably fewer male crickets sing in the autumn when the parasitic flies are ab...

Cricket's finicky mating behavior boosts biodiversity

...ates of male courtship songs range from .5 to 4.2 pulses per second. Female crickets can detect these differences, says Mendelson, and they tend to hop towards ...anges." During the early part of the speciation process, says Mendelson, crickets of the two emerging lines interbreed. After a point, however, members of th...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...e African plains. Countless millions of Mormon crickets and young locusts also sometimes unite with their...ng less than half a gram -- to the backs of Mormon crickets in northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado, Dr...ht transmitters, we could keep track of individual crickets and find out what happened to them when they were ...

Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects

...e African plains. Countless millions of Mormon crickets and young locusts also sometimes unite with their...ng less than half a gram -- to the backs of Mormon crickets in northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado, Dr...ht transmitters, we could keep track of individual crickets and find out what happened to them when they were ...
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