Crickets are pretty quick and don’t like to have their photos taken so I had to settle for this photo of a slow baby one. I’m not sure about what type of cricket this is, so I’m going to touch on crickets in general.
I think everyone pretty much knows about crickets. They look like grasshoppers, and they make a chirping noise at night. Even though they do have a strikingly similar body structure to the grasshopper, they are actually more closely related to the katydid. The chirping, orstridulation, is only done by the males in order to attract the females so that they can have dinner and go dancing. The sound is made by rubbing the left and right forewing together. The left wing has a collection of many “teeth” while the right wing has a sort of scraper. Think of when you run your finger over the teeth of a comb.
Did you know that crickets are considered good luck in China. They are apparently so lucky, that they keep them in cages. I didn’t know that. The only cage I ever kept them in was the aquarium when my anole was eating them.