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    Jumping Spiders that sing using a laser vibrometer


    I found this to be very interesting and that the sounds that these spiders produce to be fascinating. Skip to 1:54 to hear the laser vibrometer translate the sound of the vibration the male jumping spider produces.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7qMqAgCqME

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    Thank you Erokia, that was fascinating.

    (I've got to get myself one of those laser thingies to see if my house spiders are the cause of my nocturnal tinnitus.)

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    strangely_gnarled wrote:
    (I've got to myself one of those laser thingies to see if my house spiders are the cause of my nocturnal tinnitus.)

    Or eavesdrop on the neighbours ... https://youtu.be/1zGU_30l6eU?t=292

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    @strangely_gnarled grin Sure they aren't having a party in your ears when you sleep?

    @Timbre Now that's some clever DIY spy gear.

    How about microwaving wasps. The new synthesizer maybe?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1lIi7YmkwE

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    strangely_gnarled wrote:
    ... nocturnal tinnitus ...

    Tinnitus is probably not limited to night-time: it's just more obvious then.
    (I have tinnitus which I only hear in the quietest room of my home).

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    Erokia wrote:
    @strangely_gnarled grin Sure they aren't having a party in your ears when you sleep?....

    Never - My spiders are the only creatures around here that understand social distancing.

    Told the Doctor my tinnitus sounded like a saw-tooth so he sent me to the dentist. But your spiders - that's real music.

    Yup, day and night Timbre but at night it competes with the voices in my head. And I'm not shining a laser into my eyeballs to prove the voices are real. I know they are.

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