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Old 05-14-2014, 12:25 PM   #41
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An interesting article about the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, known also as the "tree lobster".

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
What a story!

I don't know much about insect breeding but wouldn't it be an issue by breeding from just one pair?
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Here is another one Soylent Recipes - Popular soylent recipes and tips A product designed by an GA Tech grad who was looking for healthy nutritional food that had limited interruption to his life. This is what happens when an engineer creates a recipe rather than a chef.

Good article in the current New Yorker mag about the guy and his start-up.
He's been living on it for a while, but he's 25 years old, lots of physical forgiveness at that age.
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What a story!

I don't know much about insect breeding but wouldn't it be an issue by breeding from just one pair?
I was thinking the same thing. I believe it's referred to as a population bottleneck
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I think we may already be eating larva. Can anybody tell what the fake chicken product is? The one in all the frozen dinners. I don't eat much of that kind of junk, but I've never seen a chicken that looks like that. I'm sure it's labeled as processed chicken, or something along that line. Give me larva over that junk any day.
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When MikeyD's came out with "premium chicken" stuff (McNuggets, sandwiches), I asked them what were we eating before the "premium" variety?

No answer, of course.
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As Gumby noted, hunger is a great motivator.

Not the the kind of hunger that says I'm ready for dinner, it is the kind where sole of shoe is a delicacy, especially when topped with the peviously shown assorted flies their orts and leavings and assorted critters.

You gotta experience it to get the full flavor of the feeling.
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I am already doing my part by harvesting limb chickens. This fall I am planning on adding dove and possibly yellow-bellied marmot (local groundhog equivalent) to the menu. How is that for "variety meat?"
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I have talked about trying nutria ever since I came to this forum, but when on RV trip to New Orleans last year, did not have time to look for it at local eateries. Well, perhaps next time. There are many sources of protein I much prefer to try than maggots and insects.
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I have talked about trying nutria ever since I came to this forum, but when on RV trip to New Orleans last year, did not have time to look for it at local eateries. Well, perhaps next time. There are many sources of protein I much prefer to try than maggots and insects.

If I end up driving down there at some point, I will be trying to bag both nutria and a feral hog. I hear the smaller nutria are actually pretty good eating.
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And the good thing about wild meat...no hormones, antibiotics, and less fat than domestic farm animals sold in the stores. Better for you. The original "Natural, Organic", centuries before natural and organic became the "in thing".
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I've had muskrat, bought at an EasternShore crab house. Muskrat is like squirrel. I don't think I could tell the difference other than the size differentation.

How many of you eat cereal (Life, Captain Crunch, Cream of Wheat etc) ? Since caring for my mother, I've started to eat more breakfast cereals.
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I've had muskrat, bought at an EasternShore crab house. Muskrat is like squirrel. I don't think I could tell the difference other than the size differentation.

How many of you eat cereal (Life, Captain Crunch, Cream of Wheat etc) ? Since caring for my mother, I've started to eat more breakfast cereals.
Was the muskrat live, or dressed?
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I'm sure I've read that there's a small percentage of insects in many of the foods we eat now, especially those containing grains. I suppose the trick is to just slowly increase the percentage and we'll never notice the difference.

Found one article here...http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...eady-eat-bugs/
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Real Texans don't eat insects....
Lobsters are also known as 'bugs'; at one time, fed to prisoners...does that count?
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Lobsters are also known as 'bugs'; at one time, fed to prisoners...does that count?
I'll bet they weren't imported to Texas and fed to prisoners here though.

But we do consume a large quantity of crawfish (aka, "mudbugs") here so I guess my claim is not completely valid (if you count mudbugs as insects, which they, to my knowledge, are not.


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I spent time in the Metroplex, imagine an island filled with folks from all over plunked down into north Texas.

Random opportunities to sample "regional delicacies" abound, ranging from a polite mmm helping of 'bama boiled peanuts to sublime low country shrimp an grits. My web footed friends need not ask twice upon mentioning a mud bug boil.

Insects - might have swallowed an Agave worm
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I had these tacos at a street fair in the San Francisco Mission District a couple of years ago. It was actually pretty good. Fried larvae have a nutty flavor.
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