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Edible bugs/ insects. Have you ? Would you ?

Postby dagsands » Mon 29 Aug, 2016 11:05 am

Hello,
Having this year drastically reduced how much beef, pork and lamb we eat in our household, I've gone looking for other sources of protein for our bushwalking meals and snacks. Of course there's chicken, turkey, roo, camel, fish, eggs, flaxseed, chia etc etc but then, recalling my (brief) bug eating days in siberut island in the 90s, and a memory from my environmental science studies, I started looking for insects to eat and I stumbled upon this website

:arrow: http://www.ediblebugshop.com.au/g/12039 ... nment.html

Has anyone in this forum consumed any of these products? The trail mix? The cricket powder?

I'm thinking of dipping my toe back into eating insects. Not cheap - would pack a punch to our grocery coin purse. Any feedback from this community?

Bon appetite
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Postby Son of a Beach » Mon 29 Aug, 2016 12:30 pm

I've not tried this, but according to this post: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3108&p=34714&hilit=march+flies#p34714
...some guys tried squeezing liquid out of march flies when water was hard to come by. Apparently it tasted rather unpleasant. You can even follow the link a couple of posts further down, in order to see photos of it.
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Postby GPSGuided » Mon 29 Aug, 2016 1:01 pm

Insects can carry infective agents and toxins too, so beware and treat accordingly.
Just move it!
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Postby ofuros » Mon 29 Aug, 2016 3:33 pm

Tried various insect snacks while spending time in Thailand but none since coming back home. Some are delicious... some have me scrunching up my face. ;)
No help with the products mentioned in your post.
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Postby walkerchris77 » Mon 29 Aug, 2016 4:44 pm

I'll stick to my peanuts and dried fruit i think
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Postby ribuck » Tue 30 Aug, 2016 5:07 am

If you can stomach roast leeches, I'm sure there are places in the bush where your efforts would be most welcome.
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Postby GPSGuided » Tue 30 Aug, 2016 9:13 am

Leeches don't have much meat, just look at them when 'deflated'.
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Postby Mark F » Tue 30 Aug, 2016 10:02 am

I suspect most of us have swallowed a fly or two out walking. Hopefully most have not swallowed a spider as antidote !

Leaches would be a form of blood sausage.
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Postby GPSGuided » Tue 30 Aug, 2016 11:36 am

Then be mindful of the type of blood contained. LOL
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Postby Gadgetgeek » Tue 06 Sep, 2016 6:43 pm

there are a few startups trying to produce cricket flour, so that might be worth looking into.
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Postby walk2wineries » Mon 26 Sep, 2016 12:04 am

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Postby dagsands » Tue 27 Sep, 2016 5:32 pm

walk2wineries wrote:http://naturalsociety.com/cockroach-milk-could-be-the-next-superfood-8423/

Awesome find but ... Ewwwwwwwwwww!
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