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THE CRAB SELLERS IN THE SWAMPS OF YOU KNOCK DOWN


The crab seller is the character that takes out crabs of the burrows or places called "shots crab sellers" that are high (alteales) areas ancestrally. It has inherited of their biggest capture dexterity, course of tides and routine calendars of rotation, in extraction areas. In these you finish decades immigrants they have incorporated who have assimilated the local technique.

The crab sellers also have their rituals, calculating the low tide, they begin to dress up: boots of tied jebe that they are not left when pizan the mire, the pant with tie in the waist, where they place the jicra and a cap that use like I deposit for repellent, matches, cigarettes and some medicine. This robe facilitates them when they walk for the cangrejales among roots of the mangrove. For of the blanket, gnat and turulas, many times they are muddied and they rub petroleum.

When the heat begins and the first rains arrive he/she comes closer the "caloreo", the crabs come out to mate. It is first o'clock prohibited (of January 15 at February 28) and in the phase of change of the shell that is from August 15 to September 30, it is given the 2da. prohibited.

Source: ASEXTRHI - NE - THE SWAMPS



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THE CRAB SELLER




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THE CRAB SELLER
The crab sellers observe in the mire the dens, for the size and prints of footfalls of the crab know if it is male or female (big den, very marked prints, it is male)..... " we put the arm in the den we sound and we plate the crab." This is the extractive ancestral technique, but today some they use in an illegal way the hook, because the crabs deepened their dens. Female crabs are not captured.



EL CANGREJERO 03
THE CRAB SELLER
The arm crab seller is the work tool that enters in the dens that naturally they are of vertical short space and then they are slanted reaching but of 1.5 mts. of depth. For the repetitive movement for the capture, the arm of task is but developed.



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THE CRAB SELLER
They rotate for the cangrejales, they observe the plain, the rakes and they know if the place has been cangrejeado, of being this way; they return to the canoe, to look for the best shot. The day and capture effort carries out it in tide it lowers; that marks them the permanency in the cangrejal. Ten strings are enough (80 units).



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THE CRAB SELLER




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THE CRAB SELLER
To recover the arm crab seller, it is an individual act that marks the personality of the extractor, he/she accompanies of scissors, pieces, needle and threads, to make appropriate backstitchings to the groso of each one of the fingers that sheathed and it tied in an orderly way; I happen following they put on shoes and they tie the sleeve.



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