Scientist tracks crickets with micro-radios, glue gun

Armed with a glue gun and radio transmitters the size of a penny, scientists at University of North Carolina are trying to stop mass crickets migrations that devastate ranches in the mountain West.

By trying to identify patterns the crickets follow, the researchers hope they can kill them or divert their paths with small distributions of pesticide, rather than the blanket applications now used against the pests.


The team glue tiny radio transmitters to the backs of crickets and then track the signals they emit as they travel.

Via Daily Herald.