Insects as food...got glasses on? brain working? spare time?..

kinyonga

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https://www.researchgate.net/profil...position-and-environmental-impact.pdf#page=31




"Since chitin is present only in the insect’s exocuticle, the chitin content of insects is likely not high."

"While “harder bodied” insects like adult beetles contained higher levels of ADF than softer bodied insects like Yellow mealworm larvae, silkworm larvae or cricket nymphs, those fiber levels were a result of higher levels of amino acids in the ADF fraction (Finke 2007). This suggests that insects with “harder” cuticles do not necessarily contain more chitin than softer bodied insects but rather contain higher levels of cross-linking proteins that are essential for sclerotization". (ADF acid detergent fiber)
 
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kinyonga

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I'm looking at everything about the caterpillars structure...I realize this insect is not for food...but I thought this was interesting about its skin thinning before shedding...and I wonder if it's true about all caterpillars...
https://journeynorth.org/tm/monarch/LarvaInstar.html

Interesting about the caterpillars exoskeleton....
https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-mysterious-longness-of-caterpillars

I wonder if this applies to chameleons too?
https://www.sciencealert.com/eating...crobiome-inflammation-double-blind-randomised
 
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salty dog

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Thanks very much for posting these!! Very interesting bug Info!! Not sure about eating cricket salad, gross!! Lol..
 
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