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18-01-2015, 12:52 PM
Steamed Cockroach anyone?
I read an interesting article in Science this morning about the lineage of arthropods, more specifically about the placement of Insects in relation to Crustacea. We once thought of the ancestral insect as something closer to a myriapod or a centipede, but as it turns out, insects likely descended from Crustaceans. Meaning that your lobster boil is not too far off from being similar to a cockroach bake. The family line looks very similar to this as it turns out.
[Image: arthropods_genericancestor.gif]

The ancestral arthropod is still something of an enigma, but it is probably very similar to a velvet worm.

So, who is ready to start eating insects instead of beef for protein?

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18-01-2015, 12:53 PM
RE: Steamed Cockroach anyone?
(18-01-2015 12:52 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I read an interesting article in Science this morning about the lineage of arthropods, more specifically about the placement of Insects in relation to Crustacea. We once thought of the ancestral insect as something closer to a myriapod or a centipede, but as it turns out, insects likely descended from Crustaceans. Meaning that your lobster boil is not too far off from being similar to a cockroach bake. The family line looks very similar to this as it turns out.
[Image: arthropods_genericancestor.gif]

The ancestral arthropod is still something of an enigma, but it is probably very similar to a velvet worm.

So, who is ready to start eating insects instead of beef for protein?

You first.

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18-01-2015, 12:54 PM
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(18-01-2015 12:53 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(18-01-2015 12:52 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I read an interesting article in Science this morning about the lineage of arthropods, more specifically about the placement of Insects in relation to Crustacea. We once thought of the ancestral insect as something closer to a myriapod or a centipede, but as it turns out, insects likely descended from Crustaceans. Meaning that your lobster boil is not too far off from being similar to a cockroach bake. The family line looks very similar to this as it turns out.
[Image: arthropods_genericancestor.gif]

The ancestral arthropod is still something of an enigma, but it is probably very similar to a velvet worm.

So, who is ready to start eating insects instead of beef for protein?

You first.

Maybe with butter. Lots of butter.

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18-01-2015, 12:59 PM
Steamed Cockroach anyone?
As I sit here reading this to my brother-from-another-mother, we laughed.

Every year in Raleigh we have Bugfest, where restaurants serve insect foods. With them and what we've had the rest of the year, we've eaten insects including mealworms, crickets (baked, fried, dried, etc.) in dishes and ice cream, and other types of larvae and bugs. My brother Jigsaw and I also had some bars made from cricket flour.

So.... We already have. Smile
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18-01-2015, 01:00 PM
RE: Steamed Cockroach anyone?
(18-01-2015 12:54 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  
(18-01-2015 12:53 PM)Anjele Wrote:  You first.

Maybe with butter. Lots of butter.

Most things are better with butter.

But...

No


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18-01-2015, 01:00 PM
RE: Steamed Cockroach anyone?
(18-01-2015 12:59 PM)Clockwork Wrote:  As I sit here reading this to my brother-from-another-mother, we laughed.

Every year in Raleigh we have Bugfest, where restaurants serve insect foods. With them and what we've had the rest of the year, we've eaten insects including mealworms, crickets (baked, fried, dried, etc.) in dishes and ice cream, and other types of larvae and bugs. My brother Jigsaw and I also had some bars made from cricket flour.

So.... We already have. Smile

You are welcome to my share.

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18-01-2015, 01:01 PM
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I remember that a zoo in Paris opens an annual "bug restaurant" where you can try sauteed silk moth coccoons (I recall from the article they initially taste nutty until they burst, whereupon they taste like a mixture of blue cheese and tea leaves), and other insects.

Only in France, eh?

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18-01-2015, 01:02 PM
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(18-01-2015 01:01 PM)gofish! Wrote:  I remember that a zoo in Paris opens an annual "bug restaurant" where you can try sauteed silk moth coccoons (I recall from the article they initially taste nutty until they burst, whereupon they taste like a mixture of blue cheese and tea leaves), and other insects.

Only in France, eh?

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18-01-2015, 01:03 PM
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Well, the upside to insects is that they are less harmful to the environment to raise for consumption.

The downside is that they aren't lobster.

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18-01-2015, 01:04 PM (This post was last modified: 19-01-2015 04:02 AM by gofish!.)
RE: Steamed Cockroach anyone?
(18-01-2015 01:02 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(18-01-2015 01:01 PM)gofish! Wrote:  I remember that a zoo in Paris opens an annual "bug restaurant" where you can try sauteed silk moth coccoons (I recall from the article they initially taste nutty until they burst, whereupon they taste like a mixture of blue cheese and tea leaves), and other insects.

Only in France, eh?

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