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Sex, crickets and videotape

Cameras focus on insects singing, mating and fighting in the wild to see whether lab science has gotten it right

9:15am, June 4, 2010

View a video of a male cricket's calling songs

Thanks to a kind of science reality show, evolutionary biologists are getting a reality check. The day-to-day lives of field crickets, captured on 250,000 hours of surveillance footage, are providing a glimpse into how well studies in the lab match up with life in the wild.

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