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An interesting characteristic of these crickets is their long antennae and powerful rear legs which allow for quick movement in the dark cave system. When threatened, H. subterraneous will jump and turn up to 180 degrees before landing again and jumping in another direction. This is suspected to be an adaptation to escape predators.
Much research has been conducted on the ecosystems of which the cave cricket is a part.
- Studier, Eugene H.; Lavoie, Kathleen H. (1990). "Biology of cave crickets, Hadenoecus subterraneus, and camel crickets, Ceuthophilus stygius (Insecta: Orthoptera): Metabolism and water economies related to size and temperature". Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology (Elsevier) 95 (1): 157–161. doi:10.1016/0300-9629(90)90025-N.
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