Pygmy Mole Crickets Don't Just Walk on Water, They Jump on It (video) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Pygmy mole crickets are known to be prodigious jumpers on land. Now, researchers reporting in the Dec. 4 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have found that the tiny insects have found an ingenious method to jump from the water, too. Their secret is a series of spring-loaded, oar-like paddles on their back legs. Credit Burrows et al., Current Biology Usage Restrictions Credit Required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.