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Help me compile an edible insect list

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posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 09:04 PM
A couple years ago I went to Thailand. My cousin and his wife, who used to live there, warned us not to eat the food people sold on the streets. The Thai people could eat it, but it could make us sick. After seeing the street vendors I definitely did NOT want to eat it lol. This one lady had cockroaches, ants, grasshoppers, crickets, and even seahorses... all fried and stuff. Pretty nasty looking. The dried fish market was pretty bad, too.

But... Maybe if I was starving...
No, I don't think so.

posted on Jun, 9 2010 @ 09:18 PM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Don't get me wrong, but I'm at a loss why you didn't simply Google to find the answer to your question instead of creating a thread here on ATS.

It took me all of 5 seconds to find a list of

... over 1500 different species of insects have been reported as being consumed or edible ...

Source: Edible insect list

posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 11:35 PM
While I was in Thailand and visited some hill tribes.
Tour guide explained how the local caught insects in quantity.

An ultraviolet light high in the tree tops,
and a small 10 or 20 watt bulb near the floor,
just above a tub of water the bugs fall into.

The bugs can see ultraviolet,
are originally attracted to it,
once they get to it they see the bottom light,
gravity helps them fly past the bottom light,
plopping into the water.

The bugs can then be collected
and mashed into a paddy like burger,
or they could be added to soup.

That's an easy way to get a lot of flying insects,
it's a long term insect trap,
useful in places of many bugs.

[edit on 11-6-2010 by lowki]

posted on Jun, 13 2010 @ 07:40 PM

Originally posted by DaddyBare
It’s the end of the world and there I stand peeking under a rotten log,
what's safe to eat?
What's not???

Matthew, chapter 3, verses 1-4:

1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4 And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins;
and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Sri Oracle

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