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cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:38 pm
by millipede
originally posted Dec 1, 2006

I have a lot of cricket pictures too ;D
But this one is one of my pets... I have a few crickets in a container, along with snails and pill bugs, that I may eventually use to feed my lizards... I just had to share this picture though.
I looked over and was surprised by how this one appeared. It was JUST finishing a molt. If you look on the left side you can see the molted skin behind it. The entire body and wings are back to a normal dark color now...

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Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:39 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
That cricket sure looks funny... I knew they molted because I've seen the skins they leave behind but I've never seen one just afterwards.

I love the sound crickets make in the summertime. ;)

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:39 pm
by millipede
yeah, it doesn't look like that anymore... back to its normal color. And it didn't really make much noise before that molt, but now it does. Must have been an age thing or something.

There's another insect in the picture... can anyone find it?

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:40 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
I found it! It's some kinda grub thingy under the lettuce leaf, right? :)

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:41 pm
by millipede
so close, yet doubly wrong... There's no lettuce in there... that's the leafy part of celery... and if you're seeing what is actually there, it is a pill bug. There's a bunch of those in there.

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:42 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
Ooops. ::)

If I'd been paying attention I woulda seen that was celery. I still think it looks a little like a grub... but I see how it's a pill bug. :)

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:42 pm
by millipede
grubs are more of a whitish color, that there is gray.

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:43 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
Well yeah, you're right I guess. ::) ;)

I will say that I've seen some greyish-greenish grubs before though. Or I guess they're cutworms.

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:44 pm
by millipede
maybe I should get some grub worm pictures... that would be fun ;D

Re: cricket

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:44 pm
by VirginiaCowgirl
Eeeeeewww ::) :P

You have a strange idea of fun sometimes. Oh well, doesn't everybody? ;)