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I've eaten bugs and I don't mind eating bugs. Ounce for ounce, they're packed with more protein than beef. The question is how many you'd eat. I think there was this store I passed by in San Antonio, TX that specialized in bug '[i]candy[/i]'. They had chocolate covered crickets, caramel ants, etc. Still eating bugs alive still kindof creeps me out to a certain extent but I don't mind it, especially on like a hike or camping trip.

On a side note, if snails count, I've experimented a few dishes with those. Mostly jambalaya style or with a salad mostly.
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Where I live people eat grasshoppers, termites and flying ants like they're bread and butter. I personally haven't tried any of them but other people say they taste really good so I will when I get the chance :P
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I would if presented to me at the right time and in the right way ^_^ Don't think I could eat a spider though, too many limbs *shiver* But ants definitely, or crickets or something. We'll see when I'm offered B)
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I'd be somewhat concerned not about the bugs but what's inside. Dunno, parasites and stuff? If there is nothing of that sort, then yeah, why not?
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[quote name='130671' timestamp='1302422082' post='90573']
I'd be somewhat concerned not about the bugs but what's inside. Dunno, parasites and stuff? If there is nothing of that sort, then yeah, why not?
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How about swallow a bunch of termites and let the symbiotic species living in them roost in your stomach allowing you to digest wood. Huzzah! There is one thing I most likely won't ever see myself eat is grubs aka beetle larvae. I saw Bear Grylls eat that gigantic elephant beetle larvae which was literally about the size of his hand... one of the few things that does actually gross me out.
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I would eat them if I'd have to. Like in an emergency in order to survive. But as long as I don't have to, I rather not. I've tried a mopane worm once in elementary school. A partner class from South Africa sent them to us. And I believe snails as well as a dish when I was really young.
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I would eat bugs if I were on a reality show like The Amazing Race or I'm a celebrity get me the hell out of here. Or I would eat bugs in a survival situation. I would prefer to eat the smaller bugs and I think I prefer the crunchy ones as oppose to the ones that have a really gooey centre.
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[quote name='Carlyn' timestamp='1302577347' post='92184']
I would eat bugs if I were on a reality show like The Amazing Race or I'm a celebrity get me the hell out of here. Or I would eat bugs in a survival situation. I would prefer to eat the smaller bugs and I think I prefer the crunchy ones as oppose to the ones that have a really gooey centre.
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Once you get past the exoskeleton, it's still gooey.
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[quote name='mischief.managed' timestamp='1302388538' post='90402']
Where I live people eat grasshoppers, termites and flying ants like they're bread and butter. I personally haven't tried any of them but other people say they taste really good so I will when I get the chance :P
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:lostit: That seems really crazy to me. lol. I don't know if I'd like to try a grasshopper, to be honest. I had one climb on me once, and it freaked me out. And it hurt. :lol:

[quote name='padfoot' timestamp='1302389818' post='90422']
No... I don't think I would. Maybe, just maybe try a snail for the French culture but that's all.
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Twin difference! I think I might take the opportunity to eat a bug or two in the future. But, for me, it would have to be either on a backpacking trip through several countries, on a cycling trip if things went awry and I had no food left :rofl: , or on a camping and hiking expedition. Or even if I was stranded.

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I'd be somewhat concerned not about the bugs but what's inside. Dunno, parasites and stuff? If there is nothing of that sort, then yeah, why not?
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This is true. Parasites do concern me, which is a big factor for why I'm not yet handy or skilled in cooking any meat yet--especially pork and fish. But I suppose before eating a certain type of bug, it'd be best to do a bit of research on it. Same goes for eating anything that grows in the wilderness. For instance, some berries--which are found naturally in the woods--are poisonous.
I remember in my last year of grade school, we took a camping trip to the northern part of my state and were taught survival skills (most of which I don't even remember lol). We did have a lesson on boiling certain leaves to make tea. It was sooo cool. ^_^

[quote name='sirbenedictvs' timestamp='1302428180' post='90624']
How about swallow a bunch of termites and let the symbiotic species living in them roost in your stomach allowing you to digest wood. Huzzah! There is one thing I most likely won't ever see myself eat is grubs aka beetle larvae. I saw Bear Grylls eat that gigantic elephant beetle larvae which was literally about the size of his hand... one of the few things that does actually gross me out.
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Ok ok, one ancronym for ya: LOL.

I don't think I would ever eat grubs. -shivers- They're SO NASTY. I can stomach watching Bear Grylls (<3) eat [i] A LOT [/i] of bugs and exotic meats, but never beetle larvae or grubs. -shiverrrssss-
I have to turn away from the television when I watch him eat that. Gahhh. Thanks, Jeremy, for the nice mental image. :rolleyes: Edited by Lena
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I've eaten cooked worms before, I think they were called mbapani worms or something. It was when I was in high school, this girl from zimbabwe brought them to international day haha. They were not tasty is all I can say. :icontwisted8pz:
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I voted maybe only because it depends on what kind of situation I would be. If I was in a deserted island with nothing but bugs to eat, I certainly would only for survival. Secondly, if someone paid me [b]good[/b] money to do it--hell yeah I would!
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I would, here's a picture of what we call 'camaro'.

 

 

 

 

I eat this like 2-4 times a month, it's pretty common here in the Philippines like fried frogs. (:

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