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Some animals live in pretty extreme places, but the lava cricket might be the most hardcore of them all. These crickets have only been observed right after volcanic eruptions, and scientists have questions, like How does a flightless insect appear on freshly-cooled lava?

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Sources:
http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/pi/pdf/20%282%29-133.pdf
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/03/these-intrepid-crickets-hawaii-s-lava-home-sweet-home
https://books.google.ca/books?id=4LswmjBnlJMC&pg=PA259&lpg=PA259&dq=Caconemobius+fori&source=bl&ots=eVpMAvzIzr&sig=ACfU3U2i6BewNUtSgPk0b9-meV0FEyPa4g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjCtMKvxtfhAhXHu54KHaykBSg4ChDoATABegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=Caconemobius%20fori&f=false
https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/03/25/hawaii-news/on-the-hunt-for-lava-crickets/


IMAGE SOURCES:
Credit: William P. Mull, 1974. Copyright Bishop Museum
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/abstract-magma-texture-gm1077643600-288678388
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Thurston_Lava_Tube.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/dry-lava-in-bali-indonesia-gm1150406781-311398203
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ropy_Pahoehoe_Lava_at_Kilauea_Volcano_in_Hawaii_20071209_A.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/aerial-photos-of-volcano-lava-flow-on-big-island-of-hawaii-gm924266248-253663066
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_lower_Puna_eruption#/media/File:USGS_K%C4%ABlauea_multimediaFile-2062.jpg

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