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A boy observes and learns the techniques needed to catch the Khmer Delicacy.
Once visable the arachnid is quickly plucked from its hole and grabbed by its back just in front of its abdomen using 2 fingers with care taken to avoid a nasty bite from there rather large fangs.
Mr Marom Hem happy with the hunt.
From a very young age children a taught the techniques needed to survive when food is in short supply.
The boys parade their catch.
The tarantulas lair.
When caught the spiders are delicately put into small plastic bottles and kept there until they and ready to eat.
The hunters look into the spiders lair and prepare for the capture.
Wielding a axe a young hunter heads into the jungle in search of tarantula's.
The children are calm while they dig for the eight-legged arachnids.
A young hunter heads back to the jungle hut to give his catch to his mother to prepare for eating.
The female tarantulas are prefered as generaly they are carrying eggs which adds to the flavour.
The spiders are caught using a very primitive simple yet effective technique.
A boy searches the jungle for new hunting spots.
Living of the land.
The delicacy is sometimes eaten raw.
The tarantula tries to escape the boys grasp.
A young boy runs past his jungle hut.
Everybody awaits the capture.
A young child looks out of the poorly constructed house with woods in floating village in Tonle Sap lake, one of areas suffer severe poverty.
Children in floating village at Tonle Sap lake, one of areas where suffer severe poverty.
A family sit in the poorly constructed house with wood. Drought weather severely affected a family that make a living with agriculture.
A child play in stream with a dirt water in agricultural area near Siem Reap that was affected severely by drought weather.
Children of a family in agricultural area that was affected severely by drought near Siem Reap.
A child and his grandmother of family in area that was affected severely by drought near Siem Reap.