Crickets are a bit like grasshoppers, and they make their distinctive noise by “strigilating“. Hearing this raspy noise is meant to be lucky!
The antennae on a cricket’s head are called feelers!
There are around nine-hundred species of crickets! Crickets chirp at different rates according to the species and to the temperature of their environment
They have to eat between 10 and 30% of their bodyweight each day – that is like a 10 year old eating 15 loaves of bread! They can also can jump to to 20 times their own length.
Get up close and personal with a cricket thanks to this great YouTube video!
Wild Challenge! How high can you jump? Why not test yourself against your friends?