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Old 05-23-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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I saw on the news that some call them "land shrimp," and find them delicious, and the UN is suggesting people should eat more bugs, as they're an underused protein source. We don't get the 17 year guys here, but we get our fair share of other cicadas. Would (or have you) eat(en) them? How would you prepare them? How do they taste?
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Ummmm..... NO. Use them for bait. Eat the fish.

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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I was expecting an emergence around here. I either missed it, (which I 'spect would be moderately difficult) or it didn't happen. I was gonna give 'em a try...maybe next time.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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I'd try em I suppose. Though I was under the impression they were supposed to be eaten just before they emerge.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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I think they can be eaten after they emerge, the entomologist on the news offered to demonstrate, but they turned him down pre-breakfast. I did see an article about not letting your dog eat too many because of the chiton....

I would maybe give it a try if they were cleaned and nicely breaded.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #6
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i think it would take a necessity for me to overcome my revulsion, and eat cicadas or other insects. but i hate it that i am that way. i wish i wasn't....
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:30 PM   #7
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I would give them a try!

I have always looked forward to trying various fish, game and plant life.

In my hippie daze I was a big fan of Euell Gibbons.

Better to try them now than wait until an emergency!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #8
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Most people in the U.S. have no problem getting enough protein. I sure won't be eating bugs.

I haven't seen them yet, either, but I thought they were supposed to be out in June.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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I think they can be eaten after they emerge, the entomologist on the news offered to demonstrate, but they turned him down pre-breakfast. I did see an article about not letting your dog eat too many because of the chiton....

I would maybe give it a try if they were cleaned and nicely breaded.
I seriously don't see how they can be cleaned enough.
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i don't understand my own prejudices. i love snails, love the earthy flavor of them. and there is probably nothing i wouldn't gamely try to eat that comes from the sea....
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