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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 9th Jul 17, 8:06 PM
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    Have you ever eaten insects ?
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:06 PM
    Have you ever eaten insects ? 9th Jul 17 at 8:06 PM
    What did the nursery rhyme say....
    There was an old Lady that swallowed a fly.
    Have you ever tried eating insects ?
    I'm watching Countryfile on Bbc, they were at a farm where they breed crickets, for human consumption, then they went to another place breeding flies. The protein can go into animal food and even be made into a bio-fuel for cars.
    http://modernfarmer.com/2013/06/small-scale-insect-farming/
    The reporter tasted it and said it was ok, but i'm not so sure..
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Jul 17, 8:08 PM
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    I Te a witchetty grub in Australia but it had been toasted
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 9th Jul 17, 8:11 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:11 PM
    They look terrible, i think i'd be toast if i tried eating one of them.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 9th Jul 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:14 PM
    They look terrible, i think i'd be toast if i tried eating one of them.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    Was not bad cooked Sam, tasted like crispy bacon, I would not fancy a raw one.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 9th Jul 17, 8:14 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:14 PM
    Not deliberately, no, but a spider did get swallowed once as it shot off the curtains when I closed them

    And I know a spider is not an insect but an arachnid.

    And I didn't swallow the spider to catch the fly
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 9th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
    Was not bad cooked Sam, tasted like crispy bacon, I would not fancy a raw one.
    Originally posted by colinw
    .............
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th Jul 17, 8:47 PM
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    I ate an ant infested sandwich once. There were millions of the little büggers swarming all over it and I was hungry. Couldn't get them off, so I just ate them as well.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 9th Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    It's the sign of a happy biker, flies between the teeth.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 17, 9:35 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:35 PM
    I once nibbled a freeze-dried mealworm. It was a bit like a pork scratching.

    I wouldn't try a live one though.

    I think if the insects are cooked and don't obviously look like insects, I wouldn't be averse to eating them. Protein is protein.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 09-07-2017 at 10:03 PM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 9th Jul 17, 9:44 PM
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    I was once given honey comb with the grubs still in it. Strange.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 9th Jul 17, 10:15 PM
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    A lot of plant-based foods have a permitted level of insect parts per kg, so of course I have, like everybody else.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 9th Jul 17, 10:25 PM
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    Yes I have. Crickets, grasshoppers, few varieties of worms, large ants, etc. Most taste a little nutty. I wouldn't say they're delicious but not bad either, probably more a novelty than anything. Would rather eat meat or fish.
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 9th Jul 17, 10:27 PM
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    Someone I catch the bus with works in a school, and last year one of the kids told her a flying ant flew into his mouth and it tasted like peanut butter!!
    Dogs return to eat their vomit, just as fools repeat their foolishness. There is no more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "i am really clever!"
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 9th Jul 17, 10:46 PM
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    I was once given honey comb with the grubs still in it. Strange.
    Originally posted by qwert yuiop
    I've heard in Japan fried baby bees are a delicacy.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 10th Jul 17, 1:24 AM
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    This was in Germany. It was home grown, and he hadn't used a queen excluder, which is a grid that bee keepers (here, anyway) use to stop the queen bee laying eggs in the part of the hive reserved for honeycomb.
    • squiggles
    • By squiggles 10th Jul 17, 7:19 PM
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    This was in Germany. It was home grown, and he hadn't used a queen excluder, which is a grid that bee keepers (here, anyway) use to stop the queen bee laying eggs in the part of the hive reserved for honeycomb.
    Originally posted by qwert yuiop
    When you mentioned honeycomb I thought you were meaning cinder toffee.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 7:22 PM
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    When you mentioned honeycomb I thought you were meaning cinder toffee.
    Originally posted by squiggles
    Yum! Yum!

    Good tooth-rotting stuff!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 10th Jul 17, 7:51 PM
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    If you eat a glow worm, will you start to glow?

    (Despite their name, glow worms are in fact insects)
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 10th Jul 17, 8:21 PM
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 8:31 PM
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    If you eat a glow worm, will you start to glow?

    (Despite their name, glow worms are in fact insects)
    Originally posted by avogadro
    Nope!

    You might glower, though!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, Pinnacle of Peadom
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