Musk, a substance with a strong, penetrating odor. It is obtained from a large abdominal gland of the male musk deer. Musk activates sperm cells during the mating season and its scent attracts females. Musk is an oily brownish liquid when fresh, a grainy powder when dried. Diluted with alcohol, it is used in perfumes to slow evaporation. The characteristic odor of musk is caused by a substance called muscone, or muskone, which can be synthetically produced. Other animals, such as the muskrat, and some plants yield musklike substances.
Cricket is an insect related to the grasshopper. The cricket has long antennae (feelers) and a flat back with hard wing covers.
Cats love to perch on windowsills. Unfortunately, cats sometimes fall down. An important part of cat care is knowing how to treat a cat in this situation. Learn to treat a cat that has fallen.