Here we have a tree cricket and a lizard in Cretaceous burmite amber. Examination of CT scans enables technicians to clearly see the teeth of the cricket and undertand that it was a carnivorous cricket.
This is one of many crickets that we have found in amber fighting with animals such as the anurognathid with a cricket riding on it's back.
Tree cricket vs Lizard in Burmite
A small but well preserved and incredibly well postured lizard body with arm reaching as if to grasp the tree cricket that is close to it fingers golden Hukawng awaji amber.
more interactions coming such as lizard vs spider and Bird eating spider collection coming soon.
Most arachnids lack extensor muscles in the distal joints of their appendages. Spiders and whipscorpions extend their limbs hydraulically using the pressure of their hemolymph. Solifuges and some harvestmen extend their knees by the use of highly elastic thickenings in the joint cuticle. Scorpions, pseudoscorpions and some harvestmen have evolved muscles that extend two leg joints (the femur-patella and patella-tibia joints) at once. The equivalent joints of the pedipalps of scorpions though, are extended by elastic recoil.