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 #1129035


Torch
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 New hybrid cricket species!

Well what started out as a simple experiment to raise better feeder insects has dramatically morphed, how add 3 male grasshoppers to a colony of 12 "feeder" crickets and the female after mating laying eggs which hatched into a cricket/grasshopper cross. These hybrids which I am calling Grakets for the time being until I can find a better name are a little larger than your average adult cricket, they have the grasshopper abdomen and legs, are without wings, the downfall they seem to be a tad aggressive actually chasing people when they manage to escape. Anybody have any of these little critters or am I the only one? Iíll post pictures later.



01/11/07  12:18pm

 #1130546


Frogsarethashit
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  Message To: Torch   In reference to Message Id: 1129035


 New hybrid cricket species!

Bullshit.



01/12/07  05:28pm

 #1133628


C.dubeau
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  Message To: Frogsarethashit   In reference to Message Id: 1130546


 New hybrid cricket species!

Thatís impossible, crickets have 14 chromosomes while grasshoppers have 23, to cross these two species would be scientifically impossible, you probably just have baby grasshoppers that havnít developed wings.



01/15/07  12:00am

 #1135897


Ltgl
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  Message To: C.dubeau   In reference to Message Id: 1133628


 New hybrid cricket species!

thats bull



01/16/07  07:16pm

 #1136037


Frogsarethashit
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  Message To: Ltgl   In reference to Message Id: 1135897


 New hybrid cricket species!

Still waiting on the pictures...



01/16/07  08:29pm

 #1142640


CrazyTaco-
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  Message To: Frogsarethashit   In reference to Message Id: 1136037


 New hybrid cricket species!

hey, you should watch your language.


Aside, i doubt that this happened. Its probably just wierd type of insect that happened to find its way in your cage.



01/21/07  11:18pm

 #1142828


Frogsarethashit
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  Message To: CrazyTaco-   In reference to Message Id: 1142640


 New hybrid cricket species!

Im sorry. BullPOOPY.



01/22/07  02:59am

 #1142852


HVAC-TEK
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  Message To: Frogsarethashit   In reference to Message Id: 1142828


 New hybrid cricket species!

This is indeed highly possible.

I personally cross bread crickets in the 1970ís. Iím sure that you have heard of the Emu. The Emu is a sterile cross breed much like the donkey. It is the result of cross breeding the Mediterranean gilded chicken with the house cricket.

I was awarded the "better homes and gardens" man of the year award in 1935 due to my Emu breeding research. Unfortunately even to this day, the Emu still retains some observable characteristics from its cricket ancestry. For instance, Its short wings and long legs, which makes it somewhat unwieldy to domesticate.

Chris
YankeeRose



01/22/07  04:21am

 #1143492


Frogsarethashit
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  Message To: HVAC-TEK   In reference to Message Id: 1142852


 New hybrid cricket species!

Holy crap you must be almost 100!

It really isnít that possible being that crickets have 22 chromosomes, and grasshoppers 24. And the emu is not sterile, nor is it a cross breed. It is its own species just like an ostrich is.



01/22/07  06:00pm

 #1144895


Leira
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  Message To: Frogsarethashit   In reference to Message Id: 1143492


 New hybrid cricket species!

My guess is that the Emu dude was being sarcastic.
As for the crickets...Maybey they were being sarcastic too? Or mabey they just had some mutant crickets in there.



01/23/07  05:47pm

 #1145073


Frogsarethashit
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  Message To: Leira   In reference to Message Id: 1144895


 New hybrid cricket species!

Itís far more likely that Torch is just a kid who wanted to goof us, like the people in the exotic animals forum who say they have tigers when they clearly donít. And being that Torch hasnít replied, thatís is confirmation enough.



01/23/07  07:39pm

 #1145275


Leira
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  Message To: Frogsarethashit   In reference to Message Id: 1145073


 New hybrid cricket species!

Personaly, I take that as an insult, because I AM a kid, but I donít make up stuff like that. ANd Iím sure some adults do it too. I see your point, but I think more appropriately put would be ípeopleí who wanted to goof us.



01/23/07  10:01pm

 #1146561


Frogsarethashit
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  Message To: Leira   In reference to Message Id: 1145275


 New hybrid cricket species!

Well if you take that as an insult, that is your problem, not mine.



01/24/07  09:20pm

 #1146623


Leira
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  Message To: Frogsarethashit   In reference to Message Id: 1146561


 New hybrid cricket species!

I donít care whoís problem it is. Itís people like YOU who probably get all these arguments started up in the first place, so why donít you keep your rude comments to yourself?
And if you were not trying to be rude, thatís what it looked like.



01/24/07  09:55pm

 #1149189


Frogsarethashit
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  Message To: Leira   In reference to Message Id: 1146623


 New hybrid cricket species!

Its people like me who can pick out the real from the fake. Its people like you who are ignorant to the fake and believe in everything you read, and then think its the truth. Now Im not being mean, and if you read my statement as being mean, then thatís not my problem, but donít let yourself be fooled.



01/26/07  10:51pm

 #1149765


Plmarsg8
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  Message To: Frogsarethashit   In reference to Message Id: 1149189


 New hybrid cricket species!

Why dont you both be mature and end this arguement.
Leira, I Know that You may be trying to stand up for kids but be even more mature by walking away from the fight. Learn that sometimes you wont get what you want by argueing. It just makes it worse.
Frogsaretheshit, Remember you are talking to a 11 or 12 year old. There are also younger kids so watch what you say on the internet. Be an Adult and help to stop arguements, not make them worse.
Nobody comes here to fight or argue. So both of you Shut up.



01/27/07  01:50pm

 #1151281


Tater_nutz
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  Message To: Plmarsg8   In reference to Message Id: 1149765


 New hybrid cricket species!

AMEN!



01/28/07  06:30pm

 #1239486


Flying Hillbilly
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  Message To: Tater_nutz   In reference to Message Id: 1151281


 New hybrid cricket species!

And this one time, at band camp.....



04/09/07  01:40pm

 #1437804


Lexis095
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  Message To: Flying Hillbilly   In reference to Message Id: 1239486


 New hybrid cricket species!

nice change in subject!

so.... is it gonna rain tommorow? lol



09/09/07  09:24pm

 #1877718


Sphericalone
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  Message To: Torch   In reference to Message Id: 1129035


 New hybrid cricket species!

It is true !! I have one of these amazing creatures in my possesion I caught it last night there are several grasshoppers and crickets in the area .this is the only hybrid i have found so far. I plan on taking it to the Arizona State University for obsevation and an answer to the question. can they mate?



10/09/08  12:46pm

 #1889856


Zoc31
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  Message To: Torch   In reference to Message Id: 1129035


 New hybrid cricket species!

Hey I’m 11 dude you know what. stop goin "it’s impossible" an dtry it out, that’s wat I’m gonna do. Heck, maybe you’ll find some cool thingamobobber and grow a whole colony. You’ll be famous! lol



10/29/08  04:22pm

 #1903379


Dwyer
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  Message To: Zoc31   In reference to Message Id: 1889856


 New hybrid cricket species!

they dont have to have matching chromosomes



11/22/08  10:50pm

 #2318823


Maddieexum
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  Message To: Torch   In reference to Message Id: 1129035


 New hybrid cricket species!

I have a picture of a critter with a cricket like body without wings and grasshopper legs and face. I would post it on here but I don’t know how.



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