NPR/NGS Radio Expeditions
15 Sep 1999
- 39.10917 -77.55778
Stereo=1; Stereo accelerometer
Show: Bug Communication
Log of DAT #: 5A
0.00.0 - 03.11
talking in the background with some heavy ambi in the foreground, maybe a bug crawling?; part of a cage being moved around; high-pitched tone (almost unbearable to listen to)
03.12 - 08.30
bug knocks three times and then sort of purrs: "knock, knock, knock, brrrrrrrrrr"; it does this sequence three times. Still talking in the background. The sound of a bug crawling up a screen of some sort? Cage movement again. Faint bug sounds in the foreground. There's some scraping on a screen.
08.31 - 9.56
sounds of a bug walking on grass (crackling sounds)? Some other faint sounds.
9.57 - 10:47
three knocks. More ambi (the crackling/grass sounds). Three knocks again. Talking in background.
10.48 - 12.19
three knocks and purring sounds. Does this three times.
12.20 - 14.07
scraping sounds. Then it sounds like the microphone is knocked over? Then back to ambi sounds. People talking in background again.
14.08 - 14.27
mating call of the male. The warm up followed by three knocks followed by a sing-song groaning. The groan is repeated three times after that.
14.28 - 16.10
the usual ambi.
16.11 - 16.27
Mating call again. Three knocks and then the sing song groaning. (The first time was a little stronger than this one).
16.28 - 18.12
usual ambi sounds again. Talking in background. Scraping against a screen.
18.13 - 19.38
sounds of a bug munching/walking? Neat sound. More knocking.
19.39 - 20.01
three knocks and a purring sound.
20.2 - 20.12
rapid knocking and purring sounds. Cool sound.
20.13 - 21.18
more ambi. Cage sounds.
21.21 - 22.08 CLAP SLATE!
22.09 - 25.00
same ambiance. Faint talking in the background. Faint bug movement sounds.
25.01 - 26.23
26.24 - 29.09
cool bug sounds, although I have no clue what the bug is doing.
29.10 - 30.27
another knocking, "brrr"ing noise. Faint talking in the background. Again with the knocking and "brr"ing noises.
30.28 - 30.38
rapid knocking and "brrr"ing noises, one after another¿.good sound.
30.39 - 32.47
same ambiance. More knocking "brr"ing noises. Faint talking in the background. Again with the knocking "brr"ing noises.
32.48 - 32.55
another series of the rapid knocking and "brrr"ing noises. He sounds excited.
32.56 - 36.45
36.46 - 37.25
the crackling noise becomes more evident, you can really hear the movement of the bug.
37.26 - 40.59
more ambi. Crackling/movement. Faint talking in the background.
41.00 - 41.49
people in background get a little louder and then fade off again. Some more knocking and "brr"ing sounds.
41.50 - 41.59
another series of the rapid knocking and "brrr"ing noises.
42.00 - 42.41
purring sounds. Cute (they sound like Gizmo from the movie "The Gremlins"). Good background sound.
42.42 - 43.24
43.25 - 43.29
sing-song groaning from high pitch to low pitch.
43.30 - 43.45
usual ambi, crackling.
43.46 - 43.50
two small burp-like sounds.
44.32 - 44.53
good crackling/movement sound.
45.00 - 45.20
The male mating call yet again. Three knocks and then the sing-song groaning from high pitch to low pitch. The groans are repeated a few times.
46.36 - 47.04
Some more knocking and then that purring sound again.
47.05 - 47.15
the mating call. Loud, clear recording. One of the best so far. Same as previous mating calls.
51.42 - 52.10
sing-song groaning sound repeated three/four times followed by purring. Good bug sound. Loud and clear.
53.45 - 54.30
a series of sing-song groaning again. Clear.
54.48 - 55.23
a really cool series of purring sounds that vary in length and levels.
55.39 - 56.02
more sing-song groaning.
58.48 - 59.30
a series of purring sounds.
1.00.02 - 1.01.02
mating call. two knocking sounds followed by the sing-song groaning. Another call follows it within seconds.
1.02.18 - 1.03.10
2 mating calls. same as the last ones.
1.07.41 - 1.07.55
another mating call. Loud, clear sound.
1.17.42 - 1.17.50
sing-song groaning noises.
1.19.17 - 1.19.30
more cute purring noises.
1.26.42 - 1.27.34
purring sounds followed by the mating call. More purring sounds. A good bed of sound.
1.28.00 - 1.28.40
more purring sounds.
1.29.30 - 1.29.45
knocking and then "brrr"ing sounds.