Only suggesting a potential animal origin after considering such descriptions, the passage goes on to differentiate the vocalizations of several species, gradually homing in on this voice's unique features; if you pay close attention, these sounds are not quite bat shrieks, locust stridulations
or bird songs.
Passalid beetles produce stridulations
ranging between 2 and 9 kHz and increases the handling of time in crows following multiple encounters with stridulating passalid beetles (Buchler et al.
of some crickets in the Dominican Republic.
Such theories are highly speculative, but here, beneath this pictograph, the sounds of the dawn rise up from the gentle bow of the river, the narrowing of the canyon: The ebbing stridulations
of the crickets, the incipient bird song and the gravelly purr of the creek.
Female Physocylus globosus spiders emit squeaks, called stridulations
, to encourage their mates during sex.
In the next section, the speaker is hyper-tuned to the sonic elements of the scene, just like a previous persona in Science & Steepleflower who was attuned to the very "stridulations
of ants." This time he hears with the Maya: Some of the sounds bouncing from the stones are nearly the same sounds they heard--resonant human voices and the perwicka perwicka of a quetzal in flight at a distance-- and give us access to them almost through grinding cicadas and crickets thrumming serrated thighs though their domestic acoustics, the high rubato laugh of children and the basso continuo of city commotion have precipitated out leaving a gravitas around the ruin
Prentice also speculates that tarantulas communicate over longer distances by producing intense stridulations
that travel through the soil.
Ants may not pick sounds of stridulations
out of the air as people do, but--in theory at least--ants may respond to airborne vibrations if scientists make the right noise.
les vetements, les meubles, la ferraille et des choses que j'ignore; sur les tables instables chantonnent les samovars joyeux, paysans, speculateurs, soldats, acheteurs, s'agglomerent et grouillent; touffus et bigarres s'enchevetrent cris, appels, stridulations
. Et voici que de la boite du ciel enchemise de grisaille, drous et mous s'echappent sans treve les cristaux de la neige.
rhinoceros is a large insect that causes extensive damage to coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) and other palms (Gressitt 1953; Hinckley 1973; Bedford 1980), acoustic characterization of its stridulations
is of considerable practical use above and beyond any behavioral, physiological, or evolutionary considerations.
Defensive, disturbance (Haskell 1964), or protest stridulations
characterize numerous insect orders (Table 1) and are broadly similar among taxa (Masters 1980, Schmitt & Traue 1990, Montealegre-Z et al.