"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cooking Resources > Food and Kitchen Safety
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-20-2008, 12:06 PM   #31
Head Chef
 
DramaQueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,347
Here's a piece of roach trivia to impress people at your next cocktail party: a roach can live for nine days without it's head. Thier brains are closer to their rear ends.

Hey, come to think of it, I know some people who would be able to survive for nine days......
__________________

__________________
Visit my blogsite: Chew On This
DramaQueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 12:41 PM   #32
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
I was just going to say that I know some people whose brains are closer to their derriers.......not moi..however.......:):)
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 12:46 PM   #33
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
anyone ever see the movie "joe's apartment"?

Joe's Apartment (1996)
yeah, I did..........creepy crawlies 101
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 02:32 PM   #34
Head Chef
 
sparrowgrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Highest point in Missouri
Posts: 1,794
I guess I would rather have roaches than raccoons, too. Raccoons kill my chickens, and worse than that, they half kill them, and then I have to finish the job. Coons also carry rabies, and roundworms, which burrow their way thru human bodies, ending up encysted in in the eye or the brain.
__________________
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.
sparrowgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #35
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,862
Raccoons kill your chickens and only half way? How horrible! Like some kind of horror movie. I feel sorry for you when you have to finish the job. Now I don't think they are so cute. What is the idea that they don't finish the job? Oh, I won't forget this. I agree with you, I'll stick with the cockroaches. Unless they are known to eat things only half way. Thanks for letting me know about this. When I see them as roadkill I won't feel so bad. Maybe someone saved a chicken!

never stop learning something new.
__________________
In the Kitchen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 11:56 AM   #36
Head Chef
 
sparrowgrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Highest point in Missouri
Posts: 1,794
I had a raccoon in the chicken house that killed 5 or 6 chickens one night, and badly injured a couple more--those are the ones I had to finish off. Not what you want to be doing first thing in the morning.
__________________
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.
sparrowgrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 02:54 PM   #37
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
I had no idea......but they are meat eaters so it stands to reason.......my cats' food is chicken based and the cats are smart enough to take off when they have visitors for dinner......I'm glad but I do make sure that they are up on their rabies shots......you're right I'll take the smart, industrial-strength cockroach anyday.......by the way for those of you who enjoy funny books there was one (maybe out of print by now) entitled "Nobody Loves a Cockroach" ---absolutely hilarious.......nonfiction and about different facts about insects and wee beasties that we share this planet with........the funniest to me was the fact that spiders can get stomach aches and will stagger to the edge of their webs and toss their cookies......I know.......stop partying.............
__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 03:04 PM   #38
Cook
 
AuntieV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 96
When I lived in town we had a few visits from a momma coon and 5 babies but we had a big problem with skunks visiting at night during the summer when the windows were open. The neighbors dogs would bark at the skunks and they would express their feelings while running through our yard.

I will take a coon or roach any time over a skunk.
__________________
AuntieV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 09:26 PM   #39
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Philly PA
Posts: 702
Quote:
Originally Posted by expatgirl View Post
just don't move to Houston, TX.......we grow everything big here...........there's a reason the cowboys wear boots......my mother used to send us to the basement with hammers......will share some of my Texas A&M college education with you........you know how roaches can creep and remain close to walls and then disappear? they flatten themselves out......well watch next time then and stop screaming........they can't hear you anyway.........it's called thigmoidtropism.......look it up.........if I had to learn it so can you............this is how they've survived 10 bizzillion years.......
OMG I lived in H-Town they do grow some BIG roaches down there.... and they FLY... FLY...... so your an Agiie EX-Pat?.... im an Owl!

The OP cracked me up I can just imagine my parents... my mom is a immacualte old world bleach the house daily clean freak.... she makes policy to avoid he childrens homes at all costs.... never would even come in the door of a college dorm.... She's getting my dogs this weekend and has been on a military mission to protect her house..... They would totally blame roaches on me if I moved in...

Here in the hood of North Philly the roaches pretty much run things... they are everywhere outside at night... I have been pretty effective about keeping them out of my house but when I bought it WOW..... I cant even describe some of the things I found when I tore down walls ICK.... just imagine a shower leaking into a 130 year old wall next to a kitchen... ROACH PARADISE! Shower and wall both now gone!
__________________
PanchoHambre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 12:30 PM   #40
Master Chef
 
expatgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas girl living in Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,575
Hi, Panchohambre..........
Oh, yeah, they sure can fly and land on you as well......yech factor and order the uhaul, Gladys..........yep, I'm an Aggie.......wanted my daughter to become an Owl, too, but she became a "Sage Hen" at Pomona College, in CA ............. I was "forced" to take an entomology course while at A&M and surprisingly it ended up being one of my favorite classes..........I can just imagine what wee beasties you found behind your walls............my mother who was from Philly HATED bugs...........
__________________

__________________
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.
expatgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.