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Synonyms for stridulate

make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures


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2005) which stridulate at a peak frequency of approximately 5 kHz with approximate minimum and maximum frequencies of 2 and 14 kHz.
richteri stridulate from a variety of different cues: nest disturbance, discovery of a new food source, physical restraint, and interactions with ants of intra or interspecific colonies.
Ants stridulate with the hindmost body section, the gaster, explains systematist Philip Ward at the University of California, Davis.
But in the honest-to-goodness, bug-eat-bug world -- where the element of surprise can make all the difference between eating or starving -- "it would be kind of maladaptive to stridulate before they pounce.