When people hear the word Cricket, they either think about the sport or the noisy insect that chirp incessantly in warmer weather.
However, did you know that their chirping is one of coolest and scientific things we can take away from them? Let’s find out…
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅?
The way the male crickets chirp is by rubbing their forewings together. This is called Stridulation.
Crickets chirp faster with higher temperatures and slower in cooler temperatures.
𝑾𝒉𝒚 𝒅𝒐 𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒑?
♥️ Like all other animals and insects in the animal kingdom, males need to work hard to attract the females! Female crickets are attracted to male crickets who chirp. This is the male’s way to get noticed by the females.
🌡 Another interesting reason is the chirping could denote the air temperature! According to 𝑫𝒐𝒍𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒓’𝒔 𝑳𝒂𝒘 scientific experiments (first discovered by A.E. Dolbear), if you count the amount of chirps from one particular field cricket for 15 seconds, and add 40, you will get a rough idea of the temperature outside in Fahrenheit.
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒅𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒂 𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒖𝒕?
Crickets thrive in warmer temperatures and are most active with their chirping then. A simple solution to diminish the chirping would be by putting on the air-conditioner to lower the room temperature.
🦗 Crickets can leap as far as two feet!
🦗 They search for food using their antennas.
🦗 The cricket family is called Gryllidae with over 900 species.
🦗 They have around 50-300 teeth.
🦗 Some people turn this insect into a meal, and say they are quite tasty!
🦗 They are territorial and will kill each other if they aren’t allowed to have their own personal space.
🦗T hey can die from stress if they don’t feel secure.