Cutting loya cane for trap
Splitting loya cane
Folding cane into shape
Position 4 canes over a center point
Use one spoke to tie them together so that now there are 7 spokes (an odd number is needed for weaving)
Adding another cane to weave with
Weaving over, under, over, under etc.
Adding a new piece when the old one runs out
Tucking in the left over ends
7 sticks to form the funnel of the trap
Ordinary vine is tied on and woven onto the sticks
Funnel is pulled from ground for further weaving
Funnel is inserted into basket, completing trap
Prawns in water
Setting the trap under tree roots
Prawns entering the trap. Once inside it won’t be able to find the opening to get out due to it’s position in space above the floor of the trap
Storing in a pot of water
Making a fire
Splitting the prawn kills it instantly (to reduce suffering)
Yams I planted years ago from wild yams further down stream
Hot rocks from the fire boil the water quicker than having the pot on the fire itself. Less water evaporates before it gets to boiling point this way.
Prawns turn red when cooked. Peel the shell and eat them.
Tastes similar to fish
Eating yams. Tastes similar to potatoes. Has more calories than potatoes do.