Cricket in City Hall (Musing)
It was kind of surreal hearing the cricket making its signature song levels underground at City Hall MRT. I was at the East Bound section when I heard the little fiddler playing its tune.
Contrary to popular belief the cricket actually makes its signature sound from the brushing of its wings against the serrated teeth on its legs. It is the males that does it more often than females but the loud sounds it makes is more likely a calling sound as opposed to a mating call as what most people would suggest. This cricket seem to be lost, the loudness of the chirp seem to ask for help more than to ensnare females.
Maybe it is frantically trying to send out a signal to clueless communters. Or it could be thinking that it is still night even though it’s clearly morning. How did it get there deep within the abyss that is the bizarre network of tunnels, its up to our imagination I suppose.
Well it was interesting to hear its cries for help, and even more interestingly, now I know a little bit more about the cricket. I actually did a wiki search on what makes the cricket chirp like it did. Imagine that.