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can of scorpions

Discussion in 'Scorpions' started by Galapoheros, May 13, 2007.

  1. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Because of a previous thread, I got curious and ordered a can of scorpions. Kind of looks like H. loaticus or H. petersii, don't know. Tastes really good:liar: . A little like mushrooms and shrimp but... bad, to me anyway. Not much in the can. I don't know if they are cooked, dehydrated or what... I get the feeling the contents is meant to be crushed up and added to other food:confused: .
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  2. Unbelievable....shocking too....:wall:
     
  3. JungleGuts

    JungleGuts Arachnoprince

    as i understand you were curious i couldnt justify buying these and supporting who ever makes money off it. Its just unnecessary in all means
     
  4. Aillith

    Aillith Arachnosquire

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    If in some parts of the world it's considered food, I don't see a problem with it.

    We in the Western world eat cows, whereas in other parts they see cows as sacred.

    So It's not unnecessary, it's a food product - however weird it may seem to us on this side of the world.

    I'd never have the stomach to try eating that though. :s I'll stick to chicken and beef thanks :)
     
  5. H. cyaneus

    H. cyaneus Arachnobaron

    Jungle, people are going to eat them, even if they don't sell them online. Eating scorpions and tarantulas is almost a culture itself.

    Todd, they look pretty crunchy. ;)

    Mike
     
  6. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    I mentioned that in the thread it was brought up in. I think what I'm showing here will satisfy anybody else's curiosity on top of disqualifying it as a food source. I mean, even if they did taste good and they knew how to raise them for food, which I'm pretty sure is not the case, it's pretty much a rip off. But a lot of it has to do with culture too.
     
  7. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    All of y'all beat my last post. Yeah, it was crunchy. Pretty nasty to me but, I could see how some might like it. Man we are all so biased aren't we... I really almost gagged on some of it trying to eat it. But like mentioned before, if I was brought up eating my scorps instead of my vegtables, I might have liked it. The hardest part was the chela tips, which makes sense of course. Really strong material they have there!
     
  8. Was that all that was in the can? What a ripoff!
     
  9. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Haha, yea. It was a thread of yours that got me curious. Maybe where they are popular, they only use them to flavor food or as a placebo for something:? . Or maybe just to rip foreigners off:eek: .
     
  10. Yeah . . . I think I'll go with that option. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Aillith

    Aillith Arachnosquire

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    Wait - thats the contents of the can BEFORE you'd eaten any?
    I thought it was after you'd had a meal of it.

    Wow, what a con XD
     
  12. My problem with it is, just how many canned scorpions are wild caught?
     
  13. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    No, that's before I ate any. I took that pic RIGHT after I opened it. The little box the can was in came with a purdy little string around it... the american way. Sharper Image scorps.
     
  14. I've had chocolate covered crickets, meal worms, and grubs before but I haven't tried scorps yet! Did they have a kind of bitter aftertaste? The stuff I've eaten did.

    People here just have an attachment to these animals. It's the same as in the T thread about the culture frying them up and selling them in bags. It's not wrong, just different.
     
  15. About the flavor, I've got a recipe called Scorpion Scallopine. PM me if you want a copy to try it out (it calls for H. arizonis, or however that's spelled).
     
  16. mushrooms and shrimp

    hmmm i was wondering how those were going to taste when u said u ordered them... i hate mushrooms so i dought i would like them... they just look unapealing to me.. but whatever floats ur boat!
     
  17. probably all of them, just like the ones that the native people catch and eat
    i keep telling people that the rainforest bugs that are WC for the pet trade are nothing to the ones that are WC and eaten by the indigenous peoples lol
     
  18. emmille

    emmille Arachnobaron

    hmm...

    better if it has some sort of a sauce with it...lol!!!
     

  19. tru dat.. gimme some spicy mustard and then well talk :) :drool:
     
  20. wow...that musta been realy crunchy....i kinda wana try some just to see what my scorps would taste like. lol. =P