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by 2302 · about 22 hours ago

So just saw this article about growing bugs at home: http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/farm-432---insect-breeding-on-your-kitchen-counter-214732341.html Seems pretty darn cool to me, similar to the guy using crickets for protein bars. Do you see... (more)

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Ro 0 · August 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM

So I'm super interested in this. I just bought a kilo of roasted grasshoppers to experiment with in the kitchen. They were EX-PEN-SIVE. $50... for a kilo... Now compare that to the $10 - 15 per kilo you'd pay for most cuts of beef. But here's my... (more)

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by 1786 · about 22 hours ago

who is cooking with edible insects? who would like to share tips & sources? i'm in sf/bay area & it's kinda more acceptable here but still super fringey. i'd like to be able to have them as a reliable source food, in the way i rely on... (more)

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by 46 · about 23 hours ago

I have concieved of includiing the followiing food sources in the diet: insects(amongst which worms and nightcrawlers, meal worms), rats and guinea pigs. Any criticisms(constructive of course) or recommendations for weird, easily... (more)

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Huey_1 0 · January 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I've started eating bugs, but didn't worK up the nerve for it until the very end of bug season, so my knowledge base is on suspension until springtime. Crickets and rolly-pollies are okay, I'll attest to that, but I think I'll pass on the... (more)

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by 1397 · about 23 hours ago

One food I've never tried before is insects. It seems like in the rest of the world, they are delicacies. I'm just wondering, are there any good places to buy prepared insects around Seattle, or any websites anyone can recommend?

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gone2croatan 0 · December 13, 2010 at 8:12 PM

You can go to your local bait shop for crickets, but they are a little bit more difficult to prepare for the newbie entomophage. Mealworms are available from pet stores and Wild Birds Unlimited, and are much easier to handle and keep alive. When... (more)

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by 7063 · about 23 hours ago

I was told the other day that redheads do not generally get bitten by mosquitos or flies of any kind - and being the positive and proud paleo that I am, immediately thought, "Hmmmm, cavemen didn't get bitten either" (having been sure I read... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · June 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

I eat a very healthy diet and get bitten by every passing blood sucking insect. A friend of mine eats mostly pasta, toast and pizza never gets bitten at all. I have a theory that the insects like the nutrient rich blood to drink :P More seriously... (more)

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by 22913 · about 23 hours ago

Any Entomophagists? Supposedly very good source of protein, decent source of fat and low carb. I'd personally be more concerned with taste and texture but given the right nutritional metabolic advantage, I'd be willing to try it anyone know the... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · September 22, 2010 at 7:12 PM

I've eaten my fair share of wild caught grasshoppers. I sorta stumbled into this a few summers back, picking wild raspberries and getting just inundated with hoppers. So I chomped a couple down (while holding back my gag reflex, just... (more)

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by 7063 · about 23 hours ago

What is the weirdest animal/insect/reptile/paleo food you have ever tasted? Did you eat it under survival conditions/in a restaurant/prepared it yourself? Would you eat it again or recommend it to others? Do you sometimes lament that the range... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · March 15, 2010 at 8:49 PM

In late summer I gather grasshoppers (out in the woods, away from pesticides, fertilizers etc), freeze them and make curry hopper! It's sorta gross, and I mostly do it to gross out my friends.

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by 15 · October 19, 2014 at 4:07 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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by 22913 · October 19, 2014 at 3:04 AM

The bugs in the backyard have gotten pretty bad and are eating Thor(my weimeraner/choclab) and I apart. Garlic intake isn't helping. What can I do because I hate the idea of chemical pesticides...and these bugs are too small to catch and... (more)

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Eva 0 · September 16, 2010 at 4:11 AM

Boric acid is great for indoor pests. It dries out the out skin of insects that breath through the skin. That is why Borax detergent is an old, and very successful, sneaky trick for nuking pests in the carpet. But these days, you can buy the... (more)

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by 5 · October 18, 2014 at 4:06 AM

If you're too squeamish to eat insects, are you truly on a paleo diet?

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glib 0 · July 26, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Probably no. But then again sauerkrauts, bone broth and food combinations are neolithic. Insects are probably pre-paleo, if you take a European centered view of paleo. They are certainly paleo if you come from South East Asia, Latin America,... (more)

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by 105 · October 18, 2014 at 4:02 AM

I just stumbled upon this article and read some other sources. I know that insects in the paleo diet are discussed here and I'd like to give it a try. Yet, I've read about the insects can be fed with trash and garbage among other stuff and it... (more)

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askrere 0 · May 16, 2013 at 3:52 AM

Go to the pet store and breed your own crickets. Can also get a lizard and compete with him to eat them.

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by 1005 · October 18, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Have any of you ever tried earthworms? Are the ones you find in your garden safe? I heard that it's best to have them living in applesauce (organic, no sugar added applesauce I presume would be best) for 24 hours before you eat them so they clear... (more)

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Rea 0 · January 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I have a worm compost, and I think they are pretty clean, but strangely enough I have felt little desire to make a meal of the little guys. If I did, I would heat up some coconut oil or duck fat and crisp them up fast, then serve them with a... (more)

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by 699 · October 18, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Be honest....how many of you have tried this, thought about trying it, or would be willing to try it?! With rising food costs and looming food shortages, would this be a viable choice for a modern-day Hunter/Gatherer?! ... (more)

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rob_4 0 · February 28, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Only if they are grassfed.

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by 0 · October 16, 2014 at 4:08 AM

""The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N.,... (more)

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geezerette 0 · May 05, 2014 at 3:37 PM

We will when we are hungry enough.

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by 126 · October 15, 2014 at 4:06 AM

I've been Paleo for close to a year and a half now and for some reason I've been getting tore up by bugs this summer. Is there something about the Paleo way that makes my tastier?

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CD 0 · September 05, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Its been a very moderate summer with plenty of rain water. This creates a decent breeding ground for insects. I'd imagine its a combination of: 1) More insects increasing exposure risk 2) More time outdoors increasing exposure risk (more)

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by 0 · October 14, 2014 at 4:33 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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