edible "critters"?

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by DHinton, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. DHinton

    DHinton Chirping

    Jan 25, 2013
    Baton Rouge, LA
    ok... i've been doing a lot of reading.

    articles about how "bugs" can make for sustainable living, in places where it's difficult to purchase/raise/etc cattle and such.

    escargot, shrimp, oysters, crawfish, etc are pretty accepted around my part of the woods (i.e. Louisiana), well, escargot depends on whom you're with...

    my question is (and pm me if you like) who all has tried raising/farmingsnails, crickets, mealworms, etc for human consumption? and what have your experiences been?
  2. FlySammyJ

    FlySammyJ Chirping

    Mar 25, 2013
    In my travels in Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos I learned a bit about cricket traps made with a bit of plastic sheeting.
    Like this image (not mine): http://www.flickr.com/photos/advcity/5909140910/
    They developed during famine years, but by the time I was there many families had simply acquired a taste for them. As far as eating bugs goes, I only ever found them palatable fried.

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