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Offline KiyoshiAkita

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« on: July 03, 2006, 05:42:30 am »
Okay, it's simple... Have you ever (knowingly) eaten an insect?

Was it an accident or intentional?

Here's my (most recent) story...

So I've eaten plenty of ants in my food because we have an ant problem. I can usually look past a couple here and there. But this was a little bit different.
... So I decided to boil some water for Ramen noodles. I put the noodles in and went to the computer. When I came back to stir them, I noticed some debris floating around in the foam. Figuring that it must have come from something burnt in the pot, I scooped it out and tossed it aside. I kept noticing this black stuff floating around. At a closer look, I realized, '#$%!, it's ants!' And I went to grab another package of noodles. I open the cupboard and... it was the last one! Another curse and finally I came to the realization that I'm hungry and I got what I got so I must eat these darn ants. Well, I put in the usual seasonings and got down to business with the ants peppering my noodles like tiny shrimp.

There was a whole bunch of them. I'm not sure where they came from either. I rinsed the pot out and I didn't notice them in the package. Now a couple of ants here and there is nothing. I can usually pick them out. But this time, they were all over... so many of them. I'm just glad I don't have cockroaches.

Am I boring you yet? Ah well, go eat some worms or something and get back to me.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006, 11:00:59 pm »
I have once. It was on accident... I think I was walking to the library when a fly flew in front of my mouth, and I had the great luck of inhaling just at that moment, and hence, swallowed it. That's about it.

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 07:14:30 pm »
Yes, i've eaten Dry-roasted Grashopper and Red-Knee tarantula legs in the past.

Grashopper tastes like ash =X

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 08:55:12 pm »
-Raises both paws.-

I ate ants when I was little. I took a stick, stuck it in front of them, and when they crawled onto it, well...

I have also eaten flies. On purpose. Also when I was younger--I'd pounce at them, and once I caught them, I'd stuff them in my mouth. I was imitating a kitten we were catsitting.

Grasshopper on accident... my brother stuffed in in my mouth when I was sleeping in the sun on the bank of our pond, while he was fishing. Not a pleasant way to wake up.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006, 12:54:24 am »
I once ate a wasp as a dare. Taste was fowl and I got the sting in my tongue. Wasp was dead when i ate it but it probably got killed two minutes before the dare. In which case the stinger was still active.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2007, 01:16:10 am »
Ants. On purpose by themselves and by accident on berries. I don't really like them..

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2007, 02:03:21 am »
a fly in my lemon and lime soda.

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007, 07:08:01 pm »
Quite, yes.
Not anymore, though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007, 08:40:52 pm »
I have eaten fried grasshoppers in Thailand.

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007, 11:46:19 pm »
When I was a kid I used to eat fire ants on purpouse. They tend to sting your neck on the inside as they go down, which feals sort of strange.
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2007, 02:45:57 am »
I watched a thing on TV a few months ago about eating insects. A person had a caramel coated apple dipped in what looked like meal worms... the kind that would be fed to a lizard or something... or the kind at the bottom of a certain agave spirit.

And I thought to myself, 'that looks absolutely delicious!'

I hear worms are quite healthy, but cost more per pound than beef... possible diet trend for the wealthy?
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2007, 03:32:16 am »
I ate sugar ants, straight out of the nest... Tasted good, but there were bullants around aswell, dont want to get those mixed up '<img'>

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2007, 07:50:21 am »
Though I draw the line at anything live, as I have said before, mealworms and crickets are not half-bad.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2007, 08:23:08 am »
As mentioned in the wierd food thred, chocolate dipped ants are nice.  Fried crickets are also good ... not sure I'd eat one without cooking it first though!
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2007, 04:10:09 pm »
tequila worm count?  I'v set the worm free 3 times  ':blush:'
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2007, 02:54:37 am »
Booze worm? Suuure thing!

I used to get tequila candies that had the worm in them. My peers did not believe the worm was real...

The way I see it, shrimps and crabs and lobsters are all like insects of the sea -- and westerners eat them all the time, as a pricey delicacy.

One thing I would never go near is that maggot cheese. Anyone seen that before?
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2007, 09:05:25 pm »
UGHHH !~ Not sure if I'll ever intentionally eat a bug. I don't really eat shellfish either, I think I'm allergic to them.




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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2007, 12:26:31 am »
Yahy im not the only one whos eaten crunchy bugs as a kid. Ants have a nice sour taste lol, and Grubs taste like toothpaste and orange juice. It dosn't seem that strange to me most other mammal species eat bugs so i don't see why its so strange for us to eat  bugs.
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2007, 12:34:37 am »
HMMMM.... bugs are a good source of protein! Maybe I should eat one? Hehe, the cost a fortune to eat unless you catch them yourself!

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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2008, 11:54:06 am »
Honey ants are nice, so are water beetles, And ESCARGOT!!! i love the stuff Espesially Giant African snails. Im natually not squirmish about anything so it doasn't matter
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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2008, 04:46:32 am »
I haven't intentially eaten any bugs, although I've done a ton of camping & I'm sure quite a few of my campfire meals have had extra insecty protein in them.

I'm not wild on the thought of eating bugs, although I do love crustaceans & they're kind of like water-dwelling insects.  I've always wanted to try fire-fried grubs, I hear they're  rather good (but I'd probably be poked fun of for plucking off the head & legs).
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