The clever trick crickets use to keep from being eaten by spiders.

Imagine you’re a cricket. You’re just hopping around, minding your own business, when suddenly you have a creepy crawly feeling… there’s a spider nearby! What do you do? Run? Hide? Well, according to this study, what you really do is pig out! “But wait!” you say. “Won’t that make me even more juicy and appetizing to the spider?” Perhaps, but it will also give you extra energy, which you will need to evade your spider nemesis. Good luck, my cricket friend, and god speed!

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