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An Opening on the Outlandish
Crickets lay eggs in late summer and hatch from eggs in autumn as nymphs, and grow to be adult crickets. Crickets are herbivores and eat
Crickets live pretty much everywhere in the world, including caves, forests, meadows, and even in your house! Crickets like to live in places where they feel hidden, so they often dig burrows or hide in live or dead organic matter.
Spiders, wasps, birds, lizards, beetles, and small rodents eat crickets. Crickets are also eaten by humans throughout the world, especially in Africa, Asia, and South America.
Crayfish are born from eggs and go through several forms, which are chronologically the nauplius, protozoea, mysis, and postlarval crayfish that mature into an adult. Crayfish are omnivores and eat algae, worms, insects, and fish and amphibian eggs. Crayfish also eat dead things that are relatively fresh.
Crayfish live in many water bodies including streams, lakes, rivers, ponds, and ditches, as long as water isn't very polluted. Crayfish usually dig burrows in the mud or hide underneath rocks or in vegetation.
Crayfish are eaten by raccoons, snakes, opossums, birds, fish, muskrats, turtles, and lizard-like amphibians.
Revolutionary Evolutionary Relationships
Helpful Human Impact
Crickets are major decomposers, which keeps the outdoors clean. Crickets help with pollination, which is necessary for a major percentage of our food. Crickets also eat seedlings from invasive species, keeping those invasive species levels low. Crickets are also used as pets, and in some cases are used in cricket fights.
Crayfish keep water clean by scavenging dead material in streams, ponds, and other water bodies. Crayfish also keep algae amounts down and are food for many animals. Crayfish are also used as pets.
Feasibly Fun Facts
- Scorpions can give live births after the eggs hatch inside the mother.
- The Arthropod phylum is the biggest phylum in the domain Animalia.
- There's an average of 30 insect parts per 100 grams of peanut butter.
- Crickets have ears behind their legs.
- Only female crickets have a long ovipositor on their end.
- Chirping sounds are different so females can tell which crickets are their species.
- There are more than 330 species of crayfish in southeastern United States alone.
- Crickets that are taped to a fan blade right before a fight have almost a 100% chance of winning.
- Insects are eaten in almost all cultures except most European, Islamic, and Hindi cultures, and many cultures also eat crustaceans like crab and lobster.
Dorsal Side of Crayfish
The exoskeleton is the shell that covers the crayfish's body, and it functions to protect the crayfish and maintain shape. The cephalothorax is right above the tail. The eyes are on the head, and they allow the crayfish to see underwater. The rostrum is the area between the eyes. The cheliped are a pair of legs with pincers that can be used to kill prey, carry things, dig, and defend the crayfish. The antennae feel around.
Ventral Side of Crayfish
The uropod are the two fins at the end of the tail, and they're held together with the telson. The swimmerettes are small legs that help the crayfish swim. The anus is for excretion. The walking legs enable the crayfish to walk. The mouth takes in food and water. The excretory system located near the mouth is called the green gland, which does the same thing as our kidneys- filter waste materials. The antennule are like short antennae and they sense smell and taste.
The tarsus is the foot, the tibia is right above the tarsus, and the femur connects to the body, and they function to enable movement. The wings enable flight. The typanum senses sound. The thorax is the region right below the head. Food goes in the mouth. The eye senses light. The antennae are used for sensing smell.
Dorsal Side of Crayfish
Ventral Side of Crayfish
The Interesting Integumentary System
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