Fried crickets for sale in the market at Skuon. A growing taste for insects has spurred the growth of a harvesting industry in the countryside. You can see it from the highways. Front yards and fields sprout plastic sheets held taut by wooden frames emerging from makeshift water receptacles. A black light tube is suspended in front of the plastic so that when turned on at night, attracts the insects who collide with the plastic sheet, then slide to a watery death below. The critters are fried in the morning and delivered fresh to the market for sale, along with other local delicacies, such as tarantula. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)
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