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| p.1 #7 · Chinese Insect Market |
These are great, are they for show or something else?
No, these insects are all for sale. Prices range from a few dollars to 60 to 70 dollars. Chinese men have an enormous affection for the sounds that these insects make and are testing them extensively before they hand over there money. 20 minutes or more of comparing one but to another, listening, poking, prodding, and discussing. It is an amazing site to witness.
Actually, some of them are for fighting!
I've heard that, but these bugs are not aggressive so I dont know how that can happen. You can store a hundred crickets in one cage and they wont fight.
Clearly the sound was the most important thing in this market because you could see the men evaluating the chirps and the vendors had special methods to cause the insects to make sounds.
Try to put two male together in the same jar, you will see. Those were put in individual box are definitely for fighting. People hear sound because stronger one usually have louder, brighter sound. I know some people buy those thing for fighting and bet. In some Chinese traditional animation movies, the legend one can even fight with Rooster, though we all know that is not the case
I never bet or gambling, but when I was still a small kid, I catch those small insects fighting with my friends all the time. At the time, there is no much entertainment as for now