Laser scans of acoustic burrows

Male mole crickets of the genus Gryllotalpa dig resonant acoustic burrows with multiple exponential horns and a resonance chamber to amplify their songs. Laser scans of these burrows allow the application of new numerical acoustic modelling techniques to the underground world of these crickets.

Natural History Museum Sound Archive I: Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae Leach, 1815, including 3D scans of burrow casts of Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (Linnaeus, 1758) and Gryllotalpa vineae Bennet-Clark, 1970

🦗.fm by Ed Baker