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Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology
...heir cave research, also discovered a new genus of cricket
last spring. "We knew the millipedes likely re...uding a new species of spider, a new genus of cave cricket
(Family Rhaphidophoridae), possibly two new cricket
species, a new barklouse (Psocoptera) species, a...
Unpeaceful co-existence: How strengths and weaknesses maintain biodiversity in an ant community
...scovery tradeoff is complicated by the size of the cricket
because small crickets can be collected so quickly that defense is unimportant. For both large and small crickets, two ant species are adept at both finding and defending resources, and would be predicted to outcompete the others because they violate...
For crickets, parasitic flies can stop the music
...tear their way out in "Alien" fashion, killing the cricket
as they emerge. Now, University of Florida zoolo...sects, then feed on nonessential organs within the cricket
while they grow. After they emerge from the dying cricket, they pupate and metamorphose into mature ...
Crickets on Hawaiian Island develop silent wings in response to parasitic attack
...IDE, Calif. -- In only a few generations, the male cricket
on Kauai, one of the Hawaiian Islands, underwent a...cricket, develop inside, and subsequently kill the cricket
when they emerge from its body. Of three Hawaiian Islands (Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, and Kaua...
NAU researchers chirping over discovery of new cricket genus
...thwestern Arizona. The still-unnamed genus of cave cricket
has been confirmed by a San Diego State University...cave ecosystems. The researchers also found a new cricket
species (genus Ceuthophilus), possibly two new cricket
species and a new barklouse (Psocopertan) spe...
New groundbreaking findings in taste, smell and chemical irritation
...s produce new neurons and get smarter! The adult cricket
brain keeps producing new neurons throughout life. Sensory and social stimuli enhance neurogenesis while suppression of neurogenesis leads to defects in learning. Results suggest that an enriched environment promotes neurogenesis, which, in turn impr...
When cave crickets go out for dinner, they really go, researchers say
...by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a range for cricket
foraging was recommended. The buffer zone also ext...Our results provide a quantitative measure of cave cricket
foraging range," the researchers wrote, "and indicate that Ceuthophius secretus routinely forages ou...
Grasshopper love songs give insight into sensory tuning
...nsect communication signals such as grasshopper or cricket
mating calls. They found that the OSEs of the receptors particularly matched characteristic features of species-specific acoustic communication signals used by grasshoppers to attract mating partners. "Hence, instead of maximizing the average inform...
Rare bird 'sings' with its feathers to attract a mate
... females with its violinlike hum. Similar to how a cricket
chirps by rubbing together sound-making apparatus in its wings, male club-winged manakins ( Machaeropterus deliciosus ) use specially adapted feathers in each wing to make a tone, according to a Cornell University ornithologist in the July 29 issue ...
Scientists create artificial cricket hairs
...ing and flying predators. Species such as the wood cricket
Nemobius sylvestris have developed a pair of hairy...and firing specific neural cells, which allows the cricket
to pinpoint low-frequency sound from any given direction by using the combined neural information fr...
First love ruins him for all others
... it comes to attracting a mate, the male sagebrush cricket
brings a special nuptial gift to his partner. During copulation, these insect Romeos offer their Juliets a peculiar food gift: females chew off the ends of the males' fleshy hind wings and ingest fluid that is seeping from the wounds they inflict. Ho...
Field-cricket study shows that when it comes to competition, sperm quality matters
...ween sperm viability and reproductive success in a cricket
species, researchers have come closer to understan...ability of their sperm. Using the Australian field cricket
as the study's subject, the researchers showed that the proportion of live sperm in a male's ejacula...
Cricket's finicky mating behavior boosts biodiversity
...y and the University of Maryland have identified a cricket
living in Hawaii's forests as the world's fastest-... be." In down-to-earth terms: "What turns a female cricket
on? Why does she prefer one pulse rate over another? Whatever the reason, it's very important that s...
New Royal Society journal studies
...d patterns. Both patterns were associated with one cricket
each but the cricket
together with the grey pattern was salted and distasteful for the geckos. Our results show that the ...
Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...) are taking advantage of the open-ended nature of cricket
rules, which place no restrictions on the bat handle's shape or material composition. Exploiting their knowledge of mechanical vibrations, the researchers will present tests of various shapes and materials for the bat handle. Exploring the world of d...