As in China earn crickets
• As in China earn crickets
fighting crickets are popular in China for many centuries. Now, during the economic boom, the fans of this sport are willing to spend on him more money than ever. One city even built an entire industry on genetically superior to their fellow crickets. According to reports, the price of the best individuals of up to several thousand dollars.
Tradition of fighting crickets can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 years), and the crickets found in the fields around the city Sidian, Shandong Province, well known larger size and aggressiveness. It is said that a few Chinese Emperors favored crickets from Sidiana because of the high chance of winning. Today, the rich spend fabulous sums on exceptional items, which have advantages over rivals.
In the late summer and autumn Sidian buzzing day and night. At this time the vast majority of the citizens and residents of nearby villages are trying to make as much money at the annual crickets market. 80 percent of farmers are engaged in catching, education, care of the crickets and the further sale. More thousands of local people provide job reservation for customers who come here from all over China.
Sidian - the largest market in China crickets. The most skilled hunters can earn up to 15 thousand dollars for August. on special price up to several hundreds or even thousands of dollars. According to some reports, the highest price for this season amounted to 7,600 dollars per individual. A cricket is the most expensive ever sold in Sidiane, worth 46 thousand dollars.
The fighting crickets, banned during the Cultural Revolution as a bourgeois pastime, revived and Sidian reaping the benefits. Locals who work most of the year in the big cities, and even those who are moved annually return to the cricket market, because it is profitable.
Trade insect Sidiane become so lucrative in the past few years, the number of insects living around the city, is reduced. Chinese media and environmentalists are trying to draw attention to the problem, but in front of the desire of people they are almost powerless to profit.