He who wears the coat ...
 ... And he will help us prettier. No, it's not a monk, not a courtesan and a Spartan. This crayfish, which has a solid chitin cover, serving as an armor, which protects against damage to soft body.

Chitin word comes from the Greek word - chitōn   - Tunic.

Normal crayfish, or rather its meat, it is useful not only for health, but also used for youth and beauty of the skin.

What is the "beast"?
Freshwater cancer - Astacus astacus   - The animal from the group of decapod crustaceans. The length of the body of cancer can be 10 to 20cm. Weight 250 gr., But generally less. Colour brownish-blue, greenish-brown, brownish-greenish. And the color, and size of the animal depend on the average temperature in the reservoir, the amount of feed and water purity. Cancer can live only in pure water with a large amount of oxygen and a sufficient amount of lime.

The body of cancer consists of segmented abdomen cephalothorax - the head and the breast cancer fused together. He has two claws, which it catches hold, defend and attack, four pairs of legs, a tail, which is often called the neck.

His eyes bulging cancer and consist of multiple fragments which are assembled like a mosaic in one piece and are seated outdoors on mobile stalks. These are interesting from a cancer of the eye. More it has long and short antennae that serve as his organs of smell and touch

The upper and lower jaws of cancers, are on the sides of the mouth, is a modification of the limbs. Oh, and if the cancer will come off any limb, then this place will rise a new after molting. If the people and so it was, and then, as the companion of CAAX "Caucasian captive" - ​​"a shame, you know."

Males are much larger than females cancers, and they have big claws. And not a drop of chivalry, as males have always chased young females and occupy the best seats.

Cancer can only live in fresh water, so lives in rivers, ponds, lakes and streams, where a little mud on the bottom. In shallow waters inhabited by only the young crabs, adults prefer a depth of 1, 5 - 3 meters.

Live crabs on a solid bottom, rocky, in the pits, where they find a ready-made hole or dig it yourself. Crayfish live alone, no wonder they are called recluses. During the day they sit in a hole, covering the entrance to her claw. And at night are chosen to hunt. Eating crayfish plants, plankton, insects and their larvae. And yet crabs eat up carrion - dead fish, snails, and so they are called sweepers. Cancers are useful for ecology of the reservoir in which they live.

In the spring under the tail of the female can be seen a lot of eggs, which are constantly washed by water. In the early summer of eggs appear tiny crustaceans, of not more than 2 mm. It survives only a part of them.

Live crabs up to 20 years if they are, of course, does not yield. Since crawfish like clean water, the number of pollution of water bodies from the beginning of the XX century was sharply reduced. In many countries, crayfish are bred in ponds for sale.

 He who wears the coat ...
 Benefits for health and beauty
Crayfish meat is easily digested and is a high quality diet and delicious. It is white with pink veins and contains more than 15% protein, and about 0, 5% fat, in addition to cancer, contains almost all trace elements, vitamins B and E. It is recommended to include in the menu more often to maintain a healthy heart, liver, kidneys and spleen.

Meat cancer strengthens the nerves and eliminate the effects of stress. Fans of cancers long aging, keeping skin smooth.

People cosmetology uses meat cancer to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. Cancer to cook in boiling water for 15 minutes, the tail and claws to remove the meat and grind it. This will be the raw material for pet prescriptions.

- Nourishing Mask
2 tbsp. tablespoons minced cancer rub with 1 tbsp. Spoon cottage cheese and add as much milk to get a paste. Apply on face for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm decoction of parsley or warm water.

- The mask for rejuvenation
Mix 2 tbsp. Cancer spoon 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 chicken egg yolk rastёrtym. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm brew green tea. Wash with cool water.

- Moisturizing mask
Turn peeled cucumber in a meat grinder, take 2 tbsp. spoon and mix with 1 chopped tail cancer, add 1 drop of lavender essential oil (not more!), apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature and wipe the face with ice.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva