TY - JOUR. T1 - Functional analysis of the circadian clock gene period by RNA interference in nymphal crickets Gryllus bimaculatus. AU - Moriyama, Yoshiyuki. AU - Sakamoto, Tomoaki. AU - Matsumoto, Akira. AU - Noji, Sumihare. AU - Tomioka, Kenji. PY - 2009/5. Y1 - 2009/5. N2 - The circadian clock gene period (Gryllus bimaculatus period, Gbper) plays a core role in circadian rhythm generation in adults of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. We examined the role of Gbper in nymphal crickets that show a diurnal rhythm rather than the nocturnal rhythm of the adults. As in the adult optic lobes, Gbper mRNA levels in the head of the third instar nymphs showed daily cycling in light-dark cycles with a peak at mid night, and the rhythm persisted in constant darkness. Injection of Gbper double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) into the abdomen of third instar nymphs knocked-down the mRNA levels to 25% of that in control animals. Most Gbper dsRNA injected nymphs lost their circadian locomotor activity rhythm, while ...
Pigment-dispersing factors (PDFs) are octadeca-peptides widely distributed in insect optic lobes and brain. In this study, we have purified PDF and determined its amino acid sequence in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Its primary structure was NSEIINSLLGLPKVLNDA-NH2, homologous to other PDH family members so far reported. When injected into the optic lobe of experimentally blinded adult male crickets, Gryllus-PDF induced phase shifts in their activity rhythms in a phase dependent and dose dependent manner. The resulted phase response curve (PRC) showed delays during the late subjective night to early subjective day and advances during the mid subjective day to mid subjective night. The PRC was different in shape from those for light, serotonin and temperature. These results suggest that PDF plays a role in phase regulation of the circadian clock through a separate pathway from those of other known phase regulating agents ...
The circadian locomotor rhythm of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus is primarily generated by a pair of optic lobe circadian pacemakers. The two pacemakers m
Spatial patterns of singing crickets in populations of Teleogryllus commodus are mapped and their development and regulation are analysed in terms of the migratory and acoustical behaviour of this species. Attraction of male and female crickets to the calling song followed by territorial spacing of the ♂♂ was established using singing crickets or loudspeakers as decoys. The time adult male crickets remain at their burrows has an upper limit of 14 days and most positions are occupied for one day or less, indicating readjustments to spacing with time. ...
To understand the neural mechanisms of reproductive behaviour in the male cricket, we identified motor neurones innervating the muscles in each genital organ by backfilling with cobalt/nickel and recording their extracellular spike activity from nerve bundles of the terminal abdominal ganglion during tethered copulation and spermatophore formation. During tethered copulation, at least two motor neurones innervating two ipsilateral muscles were activated during projection of the guiding rod of the phallic dorsal pouch. Only one motor neurone, innervating four ipsilateral muscles of the dorsal pouch, was responsible for spermatophore extrusion by deforming the dorsal pouch. For spermatophore transfer, three motor neurones, singly innervating three epiphallus muscles, played a major role in opening passages for haemolymph to enter the ventral lobes and median pouch by bending the epiphallus. Two ventral lobe and 3-5 median pouch motor neurones seemed to play a role in expanding or folding the two ...
Acheta diuretic peptide (Acheta-DP) is a corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF)-related peptide found in head extracts of the house cricket Acheta domesticus. The peptide causes a dose-dependent increase in fluid secretion by cricket Malpighian tubules isolated in vitro, and the apparent EC50 is 1.3 nmol l-1, which is within the physiological range for a peptide hormone. The CRF antagonist alpha-helical CRF(9-41) blocks the action of Acheta-DP in a dose-dependent manner, and the IC50 is estimated to be in the micromolar range. Addition of Acheta-DP to isolated Malpighian tubules is followed by a rapid and marked increase in the level of intracellular cyclic AMP. This precedes any change in voltage or fluid secretion, which strongly suggests that cyclic AMP is the intracellular mediator of Acheta-DP activity. Consistent with this, diuretic activity is potentiated by the phosphodiesterase inhibitor 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine, and there is a close relationship between the dose­response curves ...
Note: The genus pages for Gryllus and Anurogryllus have the references for those genera. Adeel A, Siddiqui MA. 1983. On acoustic characteristics, complexity and behavior of Gryllodes sigillatus, Orthoptera, Gryllidae. Entomon 8: 369-372. Bate J. 1971. Life history of Acheta domesticus (Insecta Orthoptera Gryllidae). Pedobiologia 11: 159-172. Bate J. 1972. Variation in fecundity of Acheta domesticus (Insecta Orthoptera Gryllidae) in relation to season and temperature. Pedobiologia 12: 1-5. Bateman PW, MacFadyen DN. 1999. Mate guarding in the cricket Gryllodes sigillatus: influence of multiple potential partners. Ethology 105: 949-957. Biradar VK, Mathad SB. 1983. Influence of crowding on reproduction in the house cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus. J. Entomol. Res. 7: 88-90. Blatchley WS. 1920. Orthoptera of northeastern America. Indianapolis, IN: Nature Publishing. 784 p. Gryllinae (Blatchleys Gryllinae included Nemobiinae) (pp. 670-709). (The introductory pages to Blatchleys book are accessible on ...
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Exposure to constant light has a range of negative effects on behaviour and physiology, including reduced immune function in both vertebrates and invertebrates. It is proposed that the associated suppression of melatonin (a ubiquitous hormone and powerful antioxidant) in response to the presence of light at night could be an underlying mechanistic link driving the changes to immune function. Here, we investigated the relationship between constant illumination, melatonin and immune function, using a model invertebrate species, the Australian black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus. Crickets were reared under either a 12 h light: 12 h dark regimen or a constant 24 h light regimen. Circulating melatonin concentration and immune function (haemocyte concentration, lytic activity and phenoloxidase (PO) activity) were assessed in individual adult crickets through the analysis of haemolymph. Constant illumination reduced melatonin and had a negative impact on haemocyte concentrations and lytic activity, but
Female preference functions for different sexual traits can differ significantly, from unimodal to open ended. Through the study of acoustic communication in anurans, several studies have reported an association between static (stereotyped) traits versus dynamic (variable) traits and preference function shape (unimodal versus open ended, respectively). Observing a similar pattern in a phylogenetically independent group would suggest that deterministic forces have caused a relationship between signal variability and preference function shape in acoustic signalling systems. We examined this phenomenon in crickets, another animal characterized by intersexual acoustic communication. We measured the within-male variability for three acoustic features of the male calling song in Laupala cerasina and the corresponding shape of the female preference function for each of these features. We offer support for the generalization that open-ended preference functions correspond to relatively dynamic ...
Calling male field crickets (Gryllus spp.) are acoustically located and subsequently parasitized by the parasitoid fly, Ormia ochracea (Diptera: Tachinidae). Parasitism by O. ochracea results in cricket death. The reproductive compensation hypothesis posits that when a hosts residual reproductive value decreases, it would be adaptive for that host to shift its resources into current reproduction. Reproductive compensation has not been observed in the cricket-fly system. Here we review the studies to date that have investigated reproductive compensation in the cricket-fly interaction, in an attempt to understand why crickets do not compensate for their future reproductive losses. We conclude that the cricket-fly interaction may not be an ideal system in which to investigate reproductive compensation and furthermore, that reproductive compensation has been poorly investigated in this system.. ...
Field Cricket - female Note the long, hollow ovipositor (in the center) on the end of this crickets abdomen. Crickets lay their eggs in soil with the ovipositor. I found her injured on my carport ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Recovery from deafferentation by cricket interneurons after reinnervation by their peripheral field. AU - Murphey, R. K.. AU - Matsumoto, S. G.. AU - Mendenhall, B.. PY - 1976/10/1. Y1 - 1976/10/1. N2 - The physiological and morphological recovery of cricket (Acheta domesticus) abdominal giant interneurons following varying periods of deafferentation and subsequent regeneration was examined. The principal afferent input to two identified interneurons was removed by surgically ablating an abdominal sensory appendage, the cercus. Deafferentation restricts the growth of the dendrites of the medial giant interneuron. Reinnervation by the peripheral sensory field leads to recovery of the dendrite length which is dependent on the time allowed for recovery. The response properties of the reinnervated neurons never completely recovers irregardless of how short the period of deafferentation. Reinnervated neurons respond more weakly to standard tones than do control neurons. This is due in ...
Reproduction and immunity are fitness-related traits that trade-off with each other. Parasite-mediated theories of sexual selection suggest, however, that higher-quality males should suffer smaller costs to reproduction-related traits and behaviours (e.g., sexual display) from an immune challenge because these males possess more resources with which to deal with the challenge. We used Gryllus texensis field crickets to test the prediction that attractive males should better maintain the performance of fitness-related traits (e.g., calling effort) in the face of an immune challenge compared with unattractive males. We found no support for our original predictions. However, that immune activation causes attractive males to significantly increase their calling effort compared with unattractive males suggests that these males might terminally invest in order to compensate for decreased future reproduction.
Most male crickets make a loud chirping sound by stridulation (scraping two specially textured limbs together). The stridulatory organ is located on the tegmen, or fore wing, which is leathery in texture. A large vein runs along the centre of each tegmen, with comb-like serrations on its edge forming a file-like structure, and at the rear edge of the tegmen is a scraper. The tegmina are held at an angle to the body and rhythmically raised and lowered which causes the scraper on one wing to rasp on the file on the other. The central part of the tegmen contains the "harp", an area of thick, sclerotinized membrane which resonates and amplifies the volume of sound, as does the pocket of air between the tegmina and the body wall. Most female crickets lack the necessary adaptations to stridulate, so make no sound.[5]. Several types of cricket songs are in the repertoire of some species. The calling song attracts females and repels other males, and is fairly loud. The courting song is used when a ...
Cricket: Cricket, (family Gryllidae), any of approximately 2,400 species of leaping insects (order Orthoptera) that are worldwide in distribution and known for the musical chirping of the male. Crickets vary in length from 3 to 50 mm (0.12 to 2 inches). They have thin antennae, hind legs modified for
Sympatric divergent populations of the same species provide an opportunity to study the evolution and maintenance of reproductive isolation. Male mating calls are important in sexual selection acoustically communicating species, and they also have the potential to maintain isolation among species or incipient species. We studied divergent south Indian populations of the bush cricket Mecopoda elongata which are extremely difficult to distinguish morphologically, but which exhibit striking divergence in male acoustic signals. We performed phonotactic experiments investigating the relative preference of females of the "Chirper" song type for calls of all 5 of the song types found in the region (in varying degrees of sympatry). We found that Chirper females preferred their own song type and were completely unresponsive to three trilling song types. Chirper females were occasionally attracted to the call type "Double Chirper" (the call most similar to their own type), suggesting call preference alone ...
(2018) Sarmiento-Ponce et al. Royal Society Open Science. Field crickets are extensively used as a model organism to study female phonotactic walking behaviour, i.e. their attraction to the male calling song. Laboratory-based phonotaxis experiments generally rely on arena or trackball-based setti...
Sampling. Various methods have been developed to estimate mole cricket populations. A commonly used, but not particularly reliable technique, is the assessment of population density by the frequency of soil surface tunneling. Tunneling is affected by soil moisture levels, and is most appropriate for nymphs. The ability to detect tunneling is seriously affected by the amount of vegetation, so though tunneling can be detected easily in crops and bahia lawns and pastures, tunneling is not really discernable in St. Augustinegrass. A more consistent but labor intensive approach for estimation of nymph and adult abundance is flushing with about a 0.5 % aqueous solution of dishwashing soap. Soil flushing is affected by soil moisture conditions, with greater extraction efficiency as the soil approaches field capacity (Hudson 1989). On turfgrass the usual recommendation for soap flushing is to apply 1.5 oz of liquid dishwashing soap in 2 gal of water with a sprinkling can to 4 sq ft of turf (60 ml of ...
The processing and categorization of conspecific and heterospecific acoustic signals is an important task of the central nervous system. In orthopteran species, carrier frequency (besides temporal cues) is one of the major discriminators. In the bush cricket species Ancistrura nigrovittata Brunner von Wattenwyl (Phaneropteridae, Barbitistini), ultrasound has potentially different meanings and may elicit vastly different behaviours depending on the context it is perceived in. In the present study, data are presented of the morphology and neuronal responses of three local brain neurones (LBNs) that respond best to ultrasound. All neurones show dense arborizations in the lateral protocerebrum, where ascending interneurones terminate. The LBN2 and LBN9 neurones are entirely restricted to one side of the brain, whereas LBN5 crosses the midline, thereby linking both hemispheres. The response maxima for LBN2 overlap closely with the peak carrier frequencies found in a species-specific duet, which ...
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Sample, C. S., A. K. Xu, S. M. Swartz, and L. J. Gibson. 2015. Nanomechanical properties of wing membrane layers in the house cricket (Acheta domesticus Linnaeus). Journal of Insect Physiology 74: 10-15. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2015.01.013. Long, J. H., Jr., S. A. Combes, J. Nawroth, M. Hale, G. V. Lauder, S. M. Swartz, R. D. Quinn, and H. Chiel. 2014. How does soft robotics drive research in animal locomotion? Soft Robotics 1:161-168. doi:10.1089/soro.2014.1502. Cheney, J. A., D. Ton*, N. Konow, D. K. Riskin, K. S. Breuer, and S. M. Swartz. 2014. Hindlimb motion during steady flight of the lesser dog-faced fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis. PLOS One 9:e98093. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098093. Chen, P., S. Joshi, S. M. Swartz, K. S. Breuer, J. W. Bahlman, and G. W. Reich. 2014. Bat-inspired flapping flight. AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures 2014:1120,1-18. doi:10.2514/6.2014-112. von Busse, R., R. M. Waldman, S. M. Swartz, C. C. Voigt, and K. S. Breuer. 2014. The aerodynamic cost of flight in bats ...
New Product Launch for Cricket Bites - Roasted Original Flavor Crickets We are excited to announce that our new line of organic roasted crickets are now launched in our online store! We will be adding more options over the new month, but these roasted crickets are all raised on FDA registered farms for human consumption and fed an organic and non-GMO diet to make sure we get the best crickets for our product lines. This first release is our Roasted Original flavor of roasted crickets that… ...
In behavioral ecology, polyandry is a class of mating system where one female mates with several males in a breeding season. Polyandry is often compared to the polygyny system based on the cost and benefits incurred by members of each sex. Polygyny is where one male mates with several females in a breeding season (e.g., lions, deer, some primates, and many systems where there is an alpha male). A common example of polyandrous mating can be found in the field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) of the invertebrate order Orthoptera (containing crickets, grasshoppers, and groundhoppers). Polyandrous behavior is also prominent in many other insect species, including the red flour beetle and the species of spider Stegodyphus lineatus. Polyandry also occurs in some primates such as marmosets, mammal groups, the marsupial genus Antechinus and bandicoots, around 1% of all bird species, such as jacanas and dunnocks, insects such as honeybees, and fish such as pipefish. Among the whales, polyandrous behavior ...
Cave Crickets can become a pest in and around the home. Most pests want to live where people live, but these crickets are different. They love dark, damp,
During July 16-21, 2012 we found 70 Orthoptera species (34 Ensifera and 36 Caelifera) in 22 Carpathian sites and two sites outside Carpathian Mountains in Romania (2100 km by car). The sites were located between 87 and 1700 m a.s.l., most of them between 400 and 1000 m a.s.l. The material was sampled mostly by sweeping herbs and partially also the shrub vegetation. This method was supplemented with individual collection of specimens. We spent at least two hours of collection at each site. Regarding taxonomy, we recorded 32 species and 16 genera of the family Tettigoniidae, 2 species and 2 genera Gryllidae (effect of mountains) and 1 species, 1 genus of the family Tetrigidae, 35 species, 20 genera Acrididae. The 70 species found represented 38.3% of the 183 species known in Romania (Iorgu et al. 2008, updated). Furthermore, we updated the distributional patterns in e.g. Pholidoptera frivaldskyi (found in 11 sites) and all accompanying species. The most frequent were Metrioptera bicolor, ...
Domain: Eukaryota • Regnum: Animalia • Phylum: Arthropoda • Subphylum: Hexapoda • Classis: Insecta • Subclassis: Pterygota • Infraclassis: Neoptera • Superordo: Polyneoptera • Ordo: Orthoptera • Subordo: Ensifera • Superfamilia: Grylloidea • Familia: Gryllidae • Subfamilia: Trigonidiinae Saussure, 1874 ...
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1. The capacity of various primary (unmixed) fixatives to split lipids from lipo-protein complexes was investigated.. 2. The lipoproteins that formed the test-objects of the research were those contained in (a) the acroblast of the cricket (Acheta domesticus), and (b) the endoplasmic reticulum (ergastoplasm) of the acinar cell of the pancreas of the laboratory mouse. The two test-objects gave essentially the same results.. 3. Of the 16 compounds tried, cadmium chloride is the most powerful unmasker of lipids. Mercuric chloride is also a powerful unmasker, and gives much better fixation. Chloroplatinic acid and formaldehyde are moderately powerful unmaskers.. ...
Crickets are insects related to bush crickets, and, more distantly, to grasshoppers. They have mainly cylindrical bodies, round heads, and long antennae. Behind the head is a smooth, robust pronotum. The abdomen ends in a pair of long spikes.The hind legs have enlarged femora (thighs), providing power for jumping. The front wings are adapted as tough, leathery wing covers, and some crickets chirp by rubbing parts of these together. The hind wings are membranous and folded when not in use for flight. many species, however, are flightless. The largest members of the family are the bull crickets which are up to 2 in long. ...
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Low temperature performance affects the geographical distribution of insects. The lower critical temperature limits of chill-susceptible insects are likely determined by failure of ion and water balance at low temperature. I used phenotypic plasticity in the cold tolerance of Gryllus pennsylvanicus, and the naturally higher cold tolerance of Gryllus veletis to test the hypothesis that variation in low temperature performance is accompanied by variation in ion and water homeostasis at low temperatures. Low temperature acclimation and cold adaptation enhanced performance at low temperatures. Groups with higher cold tolerance had an enhanced ability to prevent or mitigate the migration of hemolymph Na+ and water into the digestive system, which ultimately resulted in smaller decreases in K+ equilibrium potentials at the muscle tissue. The ability to maintain ion and water balance as a result of changes in gut membrane permeability increased performance at low temperatures, and reduced the onset of chilling
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The Brazil national cricket team represents the country of Brazil in international cricket matches. The team is organised by the Brazilian Cricket Association (Cricket Brasil), which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2002. However, the national side has a history dating back much longer, with its first recorded international match coming against Argentina in 1888. Regular international competition commenced in the 1920s, and resumed in the 1950s after a gap during World War II. Almost all of Brazils matches have come against other South American sides, although in recent years the team has participated in several ICC Americas tournaments, which include sides from Central America and North America. At the South American Championships, which commenced in 1995, Brazil has played in all but one edition, with a best finish of second at the 1997 tournament. Brazil became an ICC member in 2002. Its ICC tournament debut came in 2006, when Brazil took part in ...
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basis of record Boxshall, G. (2001). Copepoda (excl. Harpacticoida), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 252-268 (look up in IMIS) [details] ...
credit: wongaboo; license). Raising animals in industrial systems is extremely water- and land-intensive. ***. As the global need for protein continues to rise, the industrial farming system becomes less and less sustainable. Insects, specifically crickets, can be a nutritionally, ethically, and environmentally superior protein source to conventional meat.. Crickets are an excellent source of protein and nutrients. They are lower in fat, and higher in iron and magnesium than beef, and are a complete protein source: they contain all nine amino acids essential to human and animal diets.. The environmental footprint of a cricket farm is minuscule compared to an industrial farm system. Pound for pound, crickets produce 1% as many greenhouse gases as cows and three times less waste. Crickets need 8% of the feed and water as cows to produce the same amount of protein, and are much more efficient as a protein source than cows: 100 lbs of feed produces 50-60 lbs of edible cricket protein, vs 5 lbs of ...
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First results of a faunistic survey on the Orthoptera of Jadovnik Mountain, southwestern Serbia, with data on the calling songs of some bush cricket species ...
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Dec. 4 - The tiny pygmy mole cricket, native to South Africa, has been revealed to be a spring-loaded, water-leaping wonder bug, capable of jumping five times its body length off the surface of water. The discovery was made by Cambridge University...}
Toy Car Driven By Insects!. Mattel has revealed they have a new toy car that is driven by insects. The $35 toy is controlled by a crickets movement that is in trapped in the cockpit. The cockpit has motion sensors that move the battery-operated vehicle. I am sure you are wondering what purpose this car serves aside from some sort of entertainment? The car also doubles as a habitat and can house up to 5 crickets at a time.. For the best vehicle operation, Mattel recommends that user purchase medium to large crickets. There are four different driving mode options that a user can choose from; Crickets in Charge, Drag Racing, Autodrive and Light Show.. The Cricket in Charge mode allows the cricket to drive the car all by itself. In order to get the car moving, you place the cricket in the control room and then the motion sensor tracks their every move.. Mattell website explains to users how to properly care for crickets, who generally have a lifespan between a few weeks to a few months, which is a ...
Other articles where Femoral-abdominal stridulation is discussed: raspy cricket: …out alarm signals by using femoral-abdominal stridulation, in which the femur of a hind leg is rubbed across pegs on the abdomen. This produces the raspy noise for which they are named.
Crickets are black or brown insects over 13 mm long. They have long antennae, two compound eyes and grinding mouthparts. They have two pairs of many-veined wings on the thorax. The forewings are fairly tough. They protect the membranous hindwings, which are folded in a fan shape when at rest.
Crickets are scavengers and omnivores that eat a variety of plants, seedlings, fruits, seeds, fungi, dried organic materials and even live and dead insects. They prefer ragweed, chicory and...