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by 1005 · about 23 hours ago

It looks like those bugs I mentioned before are still there. (Quite often, I paste at the end of a post only for the entire post to disappear and I lose everything I've typed.) I've stumbled across 2 more: http://imgur.com/zNxSJrn ... (more)

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paleot 0 · October 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM

One more. When I mouseover this comment, I can like it. Whereas this one has no Like button.. it has an Edit button instead? Why can't I like that comment? (more)

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by 803 · about 23 hours ago

I know Sisson jokes in his book about "insects optional" in his primal style diet, but on my morning walk I noticed something. There was a substantial downpour last night and it has been raining hard for several hours. I noticed that many... (more)

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diabeticbinger 0 · January 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM

A recent article on Science Daily (IIRC) discussed the idea of raising insects on an industrial scale, then grounding them up as a rich protein meal. The economics is promising due to a superlative conversion rate of feed to edible weight. But you... (more)

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by 398 · about 23 hours ago

At the risk of sounding like a big baby, here goes... I love kale and I know it's really good for you, but I get irrationally stressed over cleaning it, since at least a few leaves are usually covered with aphids. I'm tired of spending so much... (more)

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CD 0 · August 24, 2012 at 2:11 PM

So I won't say just eat it -- but that's what I would do. Soak in water and vinegar, that will kill off any of the remaining eggs and any bacteria (although it's mostly good bacteria), might not completely remove them, but that ensures that you... (more)

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by 14877 · about 24 hours ago

I think that a lot of hunter-gatherers probably ate bugs with a great deal of frequency. Has anyone ever had their own bug farm and fed them organic feed and used them as food? I'm thinking like a personal cricket farm. I hear they are really... (more)

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ulcova 0 · April 08, 2012 at 1:52 AM

Last summer I had my involuntary indoor cricket farm. Outdoors was so bad like I've never seen before. Even my cats got tired of eating them and just pawed them off when they got in their way. And no, I didn't eat them either and I constantly... (more)

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by 1880 · about 24 hours ago

An apartment on the floor below us became infested and the building management did not inform people. I have 8 ugly hard red welts (itchiness has subsided but they look like dark red hard zits) and found and captured 2 bed bugs crawling near the... (more)

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Kamal 0 · January 13, 2012 at 4:28 AM

The most paleo way to eliminate bedbugs is heat or cold. They die if you put your mattress outside when it's freezing. Also, you can hire a company to super-heat your place for a very high fee. Other methods are fairly effective, but not 100%. And... (more)

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by 2854 · 1 day ago

I am going to Kenya next month- hiking thru all terrains- and I'm a bit (a lot) concerned with the bug situation. I've got an immune deficiency in which vaccines don't always work in my body, so I'm looking for the best protection from... (more)

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Cory_Collier 0 · July 02, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Something to bear in mind: Malaria kills approx 20 million people per year. Potential cancer as a result of DEET exposure is responsible for an inconceivably small fraction of that. Use the stuff that works, and don't risk getting something that... (more)

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by 5 · October 30, 2014 at 5:13 AM

I just sunbathed on grass for the first time and it has been very itchy, I'm itching still. I thought earthing at the same time could be better so chose the grass but I may rethink... I also saw small bugs I could not identify, a list of... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Earthing is likely woo nonsense. Yeah, it might be bugs, it might be pesticides on the gress, it might be weed killer you're reacting to.

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by 1005 · October 30, 2014 at 4:58 AM

If I post a comment, then delete it, the post is still listed at the top of All Questions list on the front page even though there is no new content. If I do a clipboard paste into the entry space on a new post (on a Mac on Chrome), it... (more)

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DavidSinick 0 · September 18, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Weird on the textedit thing...we'll get that taken care of

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by 20519 · October 30, 2014 at 3:31 AM

Before Paleo, and if bit by mosquitoes or any other biting insects, it would literally take weeks for the bites to go away. The histamines stayed close to the surface and would just slowly leach away leaving the wheals, now flattened, and then... (more)

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OldBear 0 · July 05, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Yup, same here. Inevitably get bitten several times when at Scout camp around sundown (usually always in shorts unless it's really cold). Last camp, I was only bitten once and it didn't irritate half as much and it disappeared after a couple of... (more)

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by 0 · October 29, 2014 at 4:19 AM

Insect wise, what are the tastiest? And do you catch/raise your own or buy from online? Would appreciate info! I am curious to start eating them

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by 4873 · October 29, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I seem to be developing a shrimp allergy :( I'm hopeful that this can be fixed as I LOVE what eating whole shrimp has done for my hair and nails - plus they are delicious little buggers. Could this slight swelling of my tongue within minutes of... (more)

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Lisa_54 0 · January 23, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Please be very careful, it sounds as though you may be starting down the road to an anaphylactic reaction. In a more severe case your throat can swell shut, making it hard to breathe. For many people, each time they subject themselves to an... (more)

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by 2936 · October 29, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Hey guys, I'm sitting here outside the public library, using the wi-fi with my iPad, and about two minutes ago something crawled under my foot, and I picked it up and popped it in my mouth. Guess what it was. Hint: it goes "chirp chirp... (more)

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sage_ 0 · October 17, 2011 at 4:36 PM

As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again

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by 806 · October 29, 2014 at 3:14 AM

This came to mind while I was cleaning the first greens from my CSA. A couple ants were hiding in the leaves, and I mumbled "go away I don't want protein on my lettuce!". It got me thinking, insects are essentially an inexhaustible food source.... (more)

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Caveman_Home_Companion 0 · May 24, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Actually I have read that insects have 10 times more protein per ounce than beef. Native hunter gatherer societies still eat insects. Go ahead, leave those ants on your lettuce!

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by 3742 · October 28, 2014 at 3:49 AM

CNN is calling this habit healthy. I wonder, though, is there any evidence that our ancestors ate a lot of bugs? We eat many things today that weren't eaten in Paleo times but that doesn't imply they're healthy for us. I imagine they wouldn't have... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · November 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I'd be really surprised if they didn't. I know I look at the squirrels in my back yard differently, and sometimes even the garden slugs, depending how hungry I feel. And I'm a modern woman who knows very, very little about real hunger. We had... (more)

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by 15 · October 23, 2014 at 4:04 AM

I want to try eating some insects. The closest thing I've had was escargot in a can about 2yrs ago. I want to actually find some good insects that are typically made in say Bangkok. Cook them to my dietary needs. But I was wondering if anyone... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM

The closest thing I've had was escargot in a can about 2yrs ago. What? Snails are much closer to seafood than insects or related. Clearly, you do need to try them. :-) Sadly, beyond chocolate covered ants, you are not going to find insects... (more)

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