Crickets Can Jump 50x Their Body Length, Here’s How | ScienceTake

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Crickets Can Jump 50x Their Body Length, Here’s How | ScienceTake
If you have a basement down there, I called spider. Crickets are camel crickets in there an invasive species, but boy can they jump? You could try to get rid of them or you could use a high-speed video camera to figure out how these crickets can leap 50. To 60 times their body length and land on their feet, researchers at Johns Hopkins took the second path. They recruited students who spent several months coaxing these crickets to jump. They found that the Crickets perform with look like ballet moves with their legs and antennae. First, they streamlined themselves. Then they angle their body so that when they land it will be on their powerful hind leg like a jet landing on a Runway. Insect movements can always provide clues for new, robotic designs. But what may be a lot more important is looking closely at a basement, Pest and finding
The spider cricket, also known as the camel cricket, can leap 50 to 60 times its body length, but how? Researchers at Johns Hopkins University set up a series of high-speed cameras to find out.

Read the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/02/science/crickets-and-their-spectacular-dancelike-leaps.html

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