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

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Mutant Green Cricket

I had been hearing loud noises in my basement. When I went down to investigate, found this mutant giant camel cricket. I don’t know what it has been eating to get this big, and cause it to glow in the dark. Maybe the radon seeping up from the Reading Prong???

Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)


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

Glow in the dark Camel Cricket. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec) with SB-910 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7, Adobe/NIK Color Efex 4, Photoshop CC, and Focus Magic.

Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

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 🙂 .

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)

Wednesday (05-December-2012) — New Jersey

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Cricket Dance

A few days ago I noticed a number of crickets in my basement. They are a silent variety as I haven’t heard any chirping. Once I get them identified, I’ll figure out if they are harmful or if I just ignore them. For now they are a good subject for a time-lapsed video. I set up a camera and flash to take an image every 15 seconds overnight.