Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Crickets that can mate every 18 seconds

Apparently, these little guys suffer from the syndrome we call "beer goggles" when observed in humans.

From BBC news:

"Pre-copulatory song usually acts as a barrier to cross-species mating because females aren't attracted to the song of another species," explained Dr Vahed.

But alpinus males do not bother with any such formalities: they will apparently leap on any unsuspecting cricket - male or female - without introduction."



At 9:21 AM, Blogger Psycho Kitty said...

"The males seem to be highly unselective when it comes to mating."
Hmm. THAT'S new.
Oh. Did I say that outloud? Whoopsie.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger trisha said...

Yeah, I think I dated an alpinus.


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