Name____________________ Class____________

Recording Cricket Behaviors

Pick a particular cricket in the observation container and watch it for five minutes. Record behaviors that you see the cricket doing.

1. Is the cricket an adult or immature? _____________

2. Is the cricket a male or a female __________________

3. How many legs does the cricket have? ___________

4. How does it move?______________________________

5. What happens when you stroke the antennae with fishing line?

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6. What happens when you stroke the abdomen?

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7. How does it eat? _______________________________

8. What does it do with it antennae?

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9. How does it sing?_______________________________

Now watch the general population for behavior for ten minutes.

10. Is there a behavior that only females do?

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11. Is there a behavior that only males do?

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12. How does a male respond to females?

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13. How does a male cricket respond to other males?

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14. How do adults repond to nymphs?

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15. How do nymphs respond to other nymphs?

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