This is a pretty cool recording. It sounds like a field of goldenrod in
mid to late summer! -- maybe these are the sounds of stridulating
aquatic beetles (hydrophilids, gyrinids, dytiscids?) and water bugs
(corixids, nepids, notonectids?). Very little is known about sound
production & communication within such underwater communities.
On 4/8/2012 8:25 AM, wrote:
thanks for your answers so far.
I realize I should have detailed more what our intentions
and expectations are, what is the other equipment involved
All this operation has not nor doesn't pretend a strictly
Our aim is to record underwater fauna activity in relatively
small lakes and ponds.
The recording device we are using is a mere Tascam DR100 that
delivers 48V phantom power and ideally we'd like to avoid
hydrophones needing an additional preamp.
We already experimented with cheap and handmade solutions,
like piezoelectric transducers, with often quite nice results
(well, for our application anyway...)
Here's an example of what we have recorded with some piezo
(by the way, I've no idea of what's that... could someone tell
That was recorded in a pond. Using the same piezos in a lake,
nothing like that was picked up, all was silent (except some
far away motorized boats).
So, do you think investing in some low-cost hydrophones we
may achieve better results than the example above? Will it
allow to record some more details?
Charles S. Henry
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (http://www.eeb.uconn.edu)
University of Connecticut
Unit 3043, 75 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT, USA 06269-3043
Office: 479/481 Torrey Life Sciences
FAX: 860-486-6364 (departmental)
Home page: http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/chenry/
Songs of lacewings: http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/people/chenry/Cryptic_songs.html