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Cricket Noise

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by JacenBeers, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. JacenBeers

    JacenBeers Arachnoprince Old Timer

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    I just killed a cricket. I destroyed its pathetic little life because it was chirping and irritating me so much that I could not study fo rmy midterm tomorrow. I hate chirpers.
     
  2. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    I really like it when my crickets chirp. I find it quite relaxing -- especially when I am going to sleep. Seriously -- I'm not kidding. Actually, one cricket does't do too much for me. But when I have a dozen or so going all at the same time...ahhhhh.:cool:
     
  3. kosh

    kosh Arachnobaron Old Timer

    yeah, its like camping indoors.....but i don't care to hear them in the house....if they make any sounds...one of my cats usually gets 'em
     
  4. JacenBeers

    JacenBeers Arachnoprince Old Timer

    If any of mine are chirping at night I will either move their cage outside of my room or kill the bug or take it and throw it in my roommates scorpion tank. It irritates the hell outta me. I cant sleep through it at all.
     
  5. Devildoll

    Devildoll Arachnoknight Old Timer

    having 2 or 3 dozen chirping for my spiders i love....
    But now that i always have a few hundred in my living room for my other animals..... its getting to be overpowering.
     
  6. Hehe, yeah I hate that too. Usually can't stand it any more around 3AM..then it's straight into the T's enclosure
     
  7. Mac

    Mac Arachnopeon

    I only buy enough to feed my spiders because I can't stand the sound. I used to have to put them outside of my room but my family would get mad because they would keep them up too.
     
  8. King_Looey

    King_Looey Arachnoprimate Old Timer

    the noise kept me awake for the first night, but i now find it relaxing.
     
  9. savian

    savian Arachnoknight

    Jacen can I ask you "What does cricket chirping and you killing one have to due with T's?" Why didn't you put this in the watering hole?
     
  10. conipto

    conipto ArachnoPrincess Old Timer

    I have gone to buying crickets twice a week, and leaving them in what they come in. I can't STAND the chirping. That whole camping bit doesn't cut it for me, there's no fire, no woods, and no water for me to call it feeling like camping.

    Bill
     
  11. Gillian

    Gillian Arachnoblessed Old Timer

    Hi all,
    As for myself, I love the sound. Being that I feed my babies late at night, I'm a little on the reflex-less side. So, of course, some get away. What really sounds cool is if they are chirping in the service room, in the t room and outside, all in different keys.

    Peace,
    Gillian
     
  12. Chris

    Chris Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I agree that a single cricket can be quite annoying... but I really like when there is a cricket choir... I find it quite relaxing in fact. They make me feel like I am sleeping in the great outdoors.

    I think crickets really sort the city boys apart from the country boys though lol
     
  13. AlbinoDragon829

    AlbinoDragon829 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    The weird thing for me is that my crix usually never chirped at night, they would chirp during the day so it wouldn't bother me too much. But I, like Jacen, would kill the noisy ones at night. Rather, I would usually throw them into my scorpion or Ts tank as not to waste food.
     
  14. Immortal_sin

    Immortal_sin Arachnotemptress Old Timer

    I kinda like it, depending on what I'm doing and what mood I am in. I also find it relaxingl. However, it bugs me (hahah) when there is one loose in the living room, it's chirping like mad, and I can't find it, and I'm trying to read, or watch a movie!
     
  15. veronyka

    veronyka Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Oh good... I'm not the only one! :D If there's an uneaten cricket chirping in here (my bedroom) I usually go into the T's cage and kill it and remove it. I can't stand it! The T can just have a new one in the morning before I go to work, so I don't have to hear it. I do love the sound of the T eating the crickets tho, it's just awesome to me :D
     
  16. ArachnoJoost

    ArachnoJoost Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I kinda like the chirping, too. Makes me think I'm in a warmer country than I actually am...:cool:
    My crickets seem to 'sleep' during the night. When I turn out the lights, they go on chirping for about an hour or so and then remain silent. My theory on this is that crickets in nature usually chirp in the evening to the late evening hours (at least that is what I have observed).
     
  17. Jono_mad

    Jono_mad Arachnosquire Old Timer

    my crickets don't chirp, that's not right is it? also they attacked one of them and ripped it apart
     
  18. Wade

    Wade Arachnoking Old Timer

    Only the males chirp, and only when adult (with wings).

    Wade