Two-Years Ago (08-November-2013) — New Jersey

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Large Cricket in My Basement

A new indoor house pet (pest?). I never knew that a cricket could be this big. It had been getting noisy down in my basement. I added the ruler for scale. The radon in the basement must be causing them to mutate πŸ™‚ .

Giant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Giant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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