Crickets Fight Back if…

Categories: Crickets, Did You Know

Cricket fights have been part of Chinese culture for thousands of years. One problem with battling crickets is that once defeated in a contest, a cricket loses its aggressiveness and won’t fight again for about 24 hours.

But German entomologists discovered a trick to restore a cricket’s will to fight within minutes of a lost battle. They simply throw the cricket up into the air, forcing it to fly briefly.

The scientists also tried tumbling crickets in a tube, and shaking them in cupped hands, but these were not nearly as effective as forcing crickets to fly.