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Eating Bugs any suggestions?

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:47 AM
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Crickets and locusts are actually pretty damned tasty-I bought some on skewers in Malaysia years back,just to take pics of for my friends back home,but ended up eating the lot after I tried one.

Had to draw the line at the "cat on a stick" though(really).




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Locusts are actually kosher to eat......

but I won't be eating them anytime soon



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Eating Bugs any suggestions?,


Yeah . . . . DON'T

Seriously though, if things get so bad that I'm looking under mummified dog turds, rotting logs or maggot laden corpses of any kind for my next meal, I'm going to the highest building, mountain, rock, tree or whatever is handy and jumping right the hell off in a manner such that my melon is the first thing that comes in contact with good old terra firma . . . .

If you're resorting to eating bugs because things are bad, they won't be getting better anytime soon so what's the point.

Survival vs. living . . . I choose the latter.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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HEhe
Ya don't have to go looking under moldy turds to find a nice juicy bug or 20.
Get some nice healthy ones from a plain/forest/marsh,take em home,and learn how to breed the little critters in clean conditions.Wait till you have a good supply turning over,
Then you can toast em nice on the BBQ.
Bit of ginger garlic dip.Mmm.
Try it,honest its not as bad as it sounds.

High protien,good food source-bugs before beef I say



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Locusts are actually kosher to eat......
but I won't be eating them anytime soon


I just looked this up and found it to be true! lmao



"Every flying insect that uses four legs for walking shall be avoided by you. The only flying insects with four walking legs that you may eat are those which have knees extending above their feet, [using these longer legs] to hop on the ground. Among these you may only eat members of the red locust family, the yellow locust family, the spotted gray locust family and the white locust family. All other flying insects with four feet [for walking] must be avoided by you."


Ask the Rabbi



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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Hmm,wonder why only the red locusts are deemed kosher-whats up with the other colours?
Maybe they taste nasty,or something?

I mean a locust is a locust in my book.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by GoalPoster
 

HEhe
Ya don't have to go looking under moldy turds to find a nice juicy bug or 20.
Get some nice healthy ones from a plain/forest/marsh,take em home,and learn how to breed the little critters in clean conditions.Wait till you have a good supply turning over,
Then you can toast em nice on the BBQ.
Bit of ginger garlic dip.Mmm.
Try it,honest its not as bad as it sounds.

High protien,good food source-bugs before beef I say



Eeewwwwwww . . . I just threw up a little bit in my mouth . . . . .. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

I'll have to take your word for the little critters bein' tastey. If'n I'm out in the woods with nothin' left by me and the family, well lets just say I might start to like Fillet de belle-mère

Thinkin' it over . . . that might be worse than bugs!!!!!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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I lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for about three years. In the markets there you can buy chapulines (fried grasshoppers) by the bagful. They vaguely reminded me of very crunchy potato chips....
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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Quality post!
Sorry to admit I am laughing at it!
What a classic.

However,
If eating bugs makes you sick,maybe you are a worm person instead?
Hehe.
A nice juicy wriggling earth worm has tasty protien as well,although I wouldn't eat one as apparently they wriggle about in your gullet and tummy as you swallow them.

Unless you cook them of course.
Then they are way more tasty than a live toad IMO.

And they don't squeal or pee as much as a toad when you eat 'em either.
Sorry you aren't eating your dinner are you?

MwhahahHAHAH

I am so sorry,really.
Just eat nice bugs.




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:33 PM
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Thank you for starting the thread!
I forgot to mention centipedes and millipedes - not edible.
If LadySkadi finds any insects with more than 6 legs I wanna see them


I actually have a book called Butterflies in my Stomach by Ronald L. Taylor.
Long out of print so it's hard to find.
There also used to be (may still be?) something called "the Edible insects newsletter".
You're right to ask, there isn't much information available on the subject.
I trust book sources far more than any on the net, that's for sure - particularly if you're going to stake your life on it.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Hehe, well - that was just a post off the top of my head - by more then 8 legs, I meant centipedes or similar. It wasn't clear, my bad - I was gagging at the thought of eating them while writing that!



Additionally, I figured someone would come along and tell us how to fry up spiders and scorpions. I thought the warnings to stay away had to do with the poison but figured there was a way to get around that.

Blech.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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I wouldn't eat a slug,apart from the fact they are totally minging,they can carry weil's disease.
At least the city slugs.
Maybe your fat country slug is ok,but not for me I believe.

Crunchy bugs will do for me when people start eating the slugs.

Imagine chewing on a slug.
Eichhh...No thank you.

Ming city.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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You know, this is the problem with this topic - most of the information handed down regarding what's safe to eat, probably came to us pre-industrial revolution, not to mention the current problems/consequences regarding spraying pesticides for so long that insects are becoming resistant. Considering this, what was once *safe, may not be anymore. How do we know? It could be argued this is no longer a viable long-term solution, perhaps a very short-term solution, at best.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by tinker9917
I would starve to death, literally die, before I could eat bugs.


I heard somewhere the average human swallows 8 spiders in their sleep a lifetime.Food for thought!!

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 12:26 PM
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Good point LadySkadi.
Folks should be careful if they are going to eat different things like bugs,and find out the saftey issues.
I doubt it would be a good idea to catch a load of locusts which had been munching on some pesicide laden crops,or some GMO frankendeath food,for example.

Like any food it depends on how its grown/reared,and what its fed on etc.



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