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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 12:41AM #1
mountain_man
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Why?

Here's the story.

I don't see the problem with an 8 inch long cricket. Just fry it with a little butter, garlic, maybe some mushrooms, and it will taste just like lobster.
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 10:58AM #2
REteach
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Eating it would be cruel.  Let it stay in its own habitat and eat carrots!  

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard was not what I meant...
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 11:12AM #3
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Dec 3, 2011 -- 10:58AM, REteach wrote:

Eating it would be cruel.  Let it stay in its own habitat and eat carrots! 


I'm not going to fly to New Zealand to eat an insect.... but if one shows up in my yard; it's lunch. Well, maybe the second one to show up. The first would be added to my collection.

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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 11:24AM #4
REteach
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I have this image of an insect head mounted on the wall next to a deer and a moose rack...

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard was not what I meant...
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 11:46AM #5
mountain_man
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Dec 3, 2011 -- 11:24AM, REteach wrote:

I have this image of an insect head mounted on the wall next to a deer and a moose rack...


Close. I do have some in frames on the wall. Most of those are (captive bred) common butterfly species from South America. An insect as large as this one would be a challange to mount.

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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 11:56AM #6
IreneAdler
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Wow!


 


Shouldn't that critter be on a leash or something?


 


Irene.

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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 1:22PM #7
mountain_man
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Dec 3, 2011 -- 11:56AM, IreneAdler wrote:

Wow!


Shouldn't that critter be on a leash or something?


It would probably take off with you and the leash.

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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 1:43PM #8
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Dec 3, 2011 -- 10:58AM, REteach wrote:


Eating it would be cruel.  Let it stay in its own habitat and eat carrots!  




Couldn't agree more :)

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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 2:25PM #9
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Dec 3, 2011 -- 1:43PM, mainecaptain wrote:

Dec 3, 2011 -- 10:58AM, REteach wrote:

Eating it would be cruel.  Let it stay in its own habitat and eat carrots! 


Couldn't agree more :)


Then it would starve since carrots are not part of it's native habitat. This cricket is from New Zealand and carrots are from Europe, half a world away.


But, if you do find yourself with a bunch of crickets you don't know what to do with; make some Chocolate Chip Chirpie Cookies. They are good, I've baked several batches myself. Insects are good to eat; there's about 170 million insects per person, they breed fast, and are high in nutrition.

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6 years ago  ::  Dec 03, 2011 - 2:31PM #10
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The biggest bug to be photographed is not the biggest bug of it's kind.  I read that yesterday.  Also the bug was thought to be extinct... well it's not.  After feeding some of the carrot to the bug it was let go.



And I thought Texas grasshoppers were big...guess not everything in Texas is bigger. Surprised

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