Cricket

  • James Marvin Phelps PRO 9y

    Great detail.
  • Lemon2 9y

    Good lord, this is a good shot... and we share the same work surface :o)
  • Rhonda PRO 9y

    Congratulations! This photo won its 3Way Challenge!
  • Cyndy Sims Parr PRO 9y

    I've tried to get a good picture of these (heaven knows we've got plenty in the basement begging to be photographed) but have never nailed it like this. Excellent capture, as they say.
  • Steve Fernie PRO 9y

    Lemon2: Thanks... this isn't my work surface though... the folks across the hall in the Government Documents department were kind enough to watch over her until I could grab my camera... fortunately they've come to expect odd behavior from me, so when I appeared and deposited this cricket on their counter and said "Watch this for me; I'll be right back" it didn't phase them in the least.

    Cyanocorax: I've got 5 or 6 awful shots that accompany this one... with insects I just keep pressing the shutter and from time to time I get lucky... :)
  • Cyndy Sims Parr PRO 9y

    In the cricket biz (e.g. academic biology) in order to work with crickets we'd pop 'em in the freezer for a while to slow them down. I won't mention what we did to them when we took them out. I'll try to figure out the scientific name and add it to your tags.
  • Steve Fernie PRO 8y

  • YourWild_Life 4y

    Great photo! Would you mind if we used this pic to show folks an "ideal specimen" of a camel cricket? We're trying to study the arthropods that live in people's homes - See our Flickr group:
    www.flickr.com/groups/wildlifeofhomes/
  • Steve Fernie PRO 4y

    YourWild_Life Thanks, I've added it to the group.
  • Steve Fernie PRO 11mo

    Used by Discover Magazine:

    Those Crickets In Your Basement? They Probably Came From Asia

    blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/09/12/crickets-ba...
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Taken on November 22, 2006
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  • 15.5 mm
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