Cricket Lab

Ethogram

 

Behavior Description
Eating  1 of my crickets was eating the dog food. The other one was eating carrots.
Moving One cricket was walking around the container but leaving a lot of space between themselves and the other crickets.
Resting One cricket is resting in the paper house.
Climbing No crickets have attempted to climb on the house or on the sides of the container.
Interacting with each other They haven’t gone near each other and are all in a different little area.
Touching antennae One of my crickets was touching its antennae a lot.
Noises Only one of my crickets made noise and it was just 1 small chirp.

Question

Are crickets more active in a warm environment than a cold one?

Hypothesis

My crickets will be more active in a warm environment than a cold one.

Predictions

  • If crickets are more active in warm environments, then crickets in a warm house will be more active than crickets out in the snow.
  • If crickets are more active in warm environments, then crickets kept in an unheated basement will be less active than crickets kept upstairs.

Results

When I moved my crickets into the cold basement, after about an hour they all stopped moving. For 3 days I went and checked on them in the morning and at night and each time they were in the same spot.After 3 days in the basement I moved them back upstairs and within 20 minutes of being in the heated apartment they all started to move around and eat again. 

Question

Do crickets prefer dog food over carrots?

Hypothesis

When given the option, crickets will eat dog food over carrots

Predictions

  • If  when given the option, crickets will eat dog food over carrots, then if I put dog food and carrots in their cage, the crickets will eat the dog food.
  • If when given the option, crickets will eat dog food over carrots, then if there is one path that leads to dog food and one path that leads to carrots, the crickets will take the path that leads to dog food.