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01-02-2012, 10:39 AM
The living turd.
So, I've been raised around citrus fruit. My dad has over a dozen types of citrus fruit growing on his land. Pests are a constant struggle; especially, these things we call "citrus worms". They are caterpillars that munch the citrus leaves down to nothing.

Recently, I became fascinated with them and their evolution. Their camouflage is incredible. They have evolved to look like bird poop so that they are immune to predators.

Here's one next to bird poop for a comparison:

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What they turn into:
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01-02-2012, 10:46 AM
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I Triple dog dare you to eat one.




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01-02-2012, 11:15 AM
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Looks like you're honor-bound now KC. Please record and post on YouTube so we can watch and be disgusted!

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01-02-2012, 11:33 AM
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He went out and picked dandelions after learning they had minimal nutritional value. He ate them in my office. Caterpillar I'm not too sure about. Whaddaya say KC?

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01-02-2012, 11:48 AM
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(01-02-2012 11:33 AM)germanyt Wrote:  He went out and picked dandelions after learning they had minimal nutritional value. He ate them in my office. Caterpillar I'm not too sure about. Whaddaya say KC?

I'll try it.

I mean... why not?

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01-02-2012, 12:03 PM
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(01-02-2012 11:48 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(01-02-2012 11:33 AM)germanyt Wrote:  He went out and picked dandelions after learning they had minimal nutritional value. He ate them in my office. Caterpillar I'm not too sure about. Whaddaya say KC?

I'll try it.

I mean... why not?

POISON! That's why!
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01-02-2012, 12:27 PM
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(01-02-2012 12:03 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  
(01-02-2012 11:48 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(01-02-2012 11:33 AM)germanyt Wrote:  He went out and picked dandelions after learning they had minimal nutritional value. He ate them in my office. Caterpillar I'm not too sure about. Whaddaya say KC?

I'll try it.

I mean... why not?

POISON! That's why!


He's Googling as we speak to see if they are safe to eat.

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01-02-2012, 12:29 PM
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(01-02-2012 12:27 PM)germanyt Wrote:  
(01-02-2012 12:03 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  
(01-02-2012 11:48 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(01-02-2012 11:33 AM)germanyt Wrote:  He went out and picked dandelions after learning they had minimal nutritional value. He ate them in my office. Caterpillar I'm not too sure about. Whaddaya say KC?

I'll try it.

I mean... why not?

POISON! That's why!


He's Googling as we speak to see if they are safe to eat.

All I'm getting is "is it ok if my dog eats oranges".

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01-02-2012, 03:01 PM
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(01-02-2012 11:33 AM)germanyt Wrote:  He went out and picked dandelions after learning they had minimal nutritional value. He ate them in my office. Caterpillar I'm not too sure about. Whaddaya say KC?

Minimal nutritional value??? On the contrary, they are extremely nutritious!!

The greens are great in salads, and if you've never made the fresh flowers into dandelion fritters, you're missing out! We eat lots of dandelions in my house.

Caterpillars are usually bitter, and many are poisonous. If you really want to try a squishy type bug, go for some grubs or worms. Both taste better (even raw they are pretty good with a little mayo) and won't make you ill.

Instead, try grasshoppers or locusts. Deep fried (use coconut oil for best flavour and nutrition) with a light dusting of flour and cinnamon. Add a drop of maple syrup to each one after they are cooked. Crispy and delicious!!!


.....just for the record, chocolate covered bugs of any kind suck. There are many ways to eat them that taste WAY better.

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01-02-2012, 06:41 PM
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Isn't there an ice-cream shop in the states where you can eat a cricket and get a free ice-cream? That's a win-win! Big Grin
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