In addition to all of the crickets making noise outside, I heard one in the house last night. When I woke up this morning, I found Jiminy in the laundry room. He stayed still long enough for me to grab a camera with a macro lens. Afterwards, I helped him find his way back outside to be with his friends.
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???
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.
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 🙂 .
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.