Introduction to the Cricket Lab

“Crickets from #kscanimbehav” by H. Schofield (CC by 4.0) 

Animals are always doing something…they rest, sleep, eat, walk, jump, climb, chirp, and so many more. Observing behavior requires patience, a close eye, and the ability to refrain from interpreting behavior. On January 18, 2018, I received about 40 crickets to observe for my animal behavior course. From that moment on a new journey began and although there have been some bad times, there have also been times of beauty and learning. I have been watching and listening to these critters to find out what they do and to investigate reasons behind these behaviors. The story has just begun.

“Cricket home for observational learning opportunities #kscanimbehav” by H. Schofield (CC by 4.0)

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