Tuesday, September 1, 2009


When do crickets sleep? Last night I was able to sleep without the fan, yay, and I could once again hear the crickets. All night long.

Last weekend I lounged outside and read a book. While there, a cricket hopped onto my foot and hung out for a bit before another cricket came by to get it. I think I was their designated meeting spot. My point, yes, believe it or not, I do have one, is that crickets are also active during the day. All day long.

So if they’re busy such little crickets all the time, when do they sleep? Perhaps that’s the wrong question. Perhaps I should be asking do crickets sleep instead. This is something I’ve never given much thought before, the sleep patterns of insects. How about you?


Anny Cook said...

Maybe they sleep in shifts...

Molly Daniels said...

I have several in the basement which don't move the entire time I'm down there. I'm with Anny; they all have their designated 'sleep shifts':)