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01 Apr

This makes crickets less appealing as pets in Western countries.

The speed of growth, coupled with the ease of breeding and raising larvae, makes industrial-grown crickets a preferred and inexpensive food source for pet birds, reptiles, and spiders.

Throughout the Imperial era the Chinese also kept pet cicadas and grasshoppers, but crickets were the favorites in the Forbidden City and with the commoners alike.Crickets, like other Orthoptera (grasshoppers and katydids), are capable of producing high-pitched sound by stridulation.Crickets differ from other Orthoptera in four aspects: Crickets possess three-segmented tarsi and long antennae; their tympanum is located at the base of the front tibia; and the females have long, slender ovipositors.They found that although each species has its own optimal mating call, the repetition rate of chirp "syllables" was the single most important parameter.Other males may be attracted by the song and rush to the singer just as females do.