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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352364616300013
"According to Finke [36] several species of lepidopteran larvae and the soldiers of one species of termites (Nasutitermes corniger) contain significant quantities of preformed vitamin A (retinol), but in general, insects do not appear to contain much preformed vitamin A."
I really like this article. It gives a great overview of many aspects of feeder nutrition, but my favorite part is the flavor descriptions 😊
the only thing it’s missing is recommendations for appropriate wine pairing for each bug 😜 🍷
 

Mendez

Chameleon Enthusiast
Agreed, I'm in no rush to add bugs into my diet. I'm not looking forward to when crickets will be our only source of protein since they have high amounts of protein, take up small spaces, and emit significantly lower levels of greenhouse gases compared to livestock. Apparently, they will grind them into a small powder and then you can prepare it however you want to. Imagine a cricket protein smoothy with a berry blend that you could get at a Jamba Juice🤣😭.

http://www.aketta.com/blog/eating-i...er one process that,a flour or protein powder.

https://budscricketpower.com/compar...s Greenhouse Gases than traditional livestock.

Yeah, I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try a whole bug for the taste. If I had to eat one in a survival situation, I'd probably grind it up. I couldn't bear to feel the legs brushing up against my tongue while I chew it :eek:.
 

DocZ

Chameleon Enthusiast
Agreed, I'm in no rush to add bugs into my diet. I'm not looking forward to when crickets will be our only source of protein since they have high amounts of protein, take up small spaces, and emit significantly lower levels of greenhouse gases compared to livestock. Apparently, they will grind them into a small powder and then you can prepare it however you want to. Imagine a cricket protein smoothy with a berry blend that you could get at a Jamba Juice🤣😭.

http://www.aketta.com/blog/eating-insects-in-western-culture.aspx#:~:text=One of the most common,consumption industry is the cricket.&text=The number one process that,a flour or protein powder.

https://budscricketpower.com/comparison-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-released-by-crickets/#:~:text=Comparison of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Released by Crickets,-Agriculture is one&text=Solution: Crickets produce significantly less Greenhouse Gases than traditional livestock.

Yeah, I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to try a whole bug for the taste. If I had to eat one in a survival situation, I'd probably grind it up. I couldn't bear to feel the legs brushing up against my tongue while I chew it :eek:.
Entomophagy

learned a word today I definitely would never had learned without meeting all of you here. Thanks @Mendez 😂
 

Mendez

Chameleon Enthusiast
I do remember eating ants as a young kid--not sure if that is common or not. I remember them being sour. I also remember a handful of times when they would bite onto my tongue. For me, ants were too tiny to find as "gross." I have no idea why I ever started eating ants. Though, I no longer eat ants--I was like 4 years old when this happened.

Though, one ant that does seem surprisingly tasty is the honey pot ant:
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DocZ

Chameleon Enthusiast
I do remember eating ants as a young kid--not sure if that is common or not. I remember them being sour. I also remember a handful of times when they would bite onto my tongue. For me, ants were too tiny to find as "gross." I have no idea why I ever started eating ants. Though, I no longer eat ants--I was like 4 years old when this happened.

Though, one ant that does seem surprisingly tasty is the honey pot ant:
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I will never forget the day when I turned around and saw my 18 month old (ish) son with the legs of a rather large wolf spider sticking out of his mouth (that house had enormous spiders in the basement). 😱
he seemed fine (my son, not the spider it was definitely dead). A few bugs won’t hurt a kid (that boy is 14 now), but I’ll stick with prime filets for my favorite protein for now 😂
 
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