can of scorpions

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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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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
 

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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 :)
 

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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
 

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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
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.
 

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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!
 

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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: .
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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).
 

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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!
 

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My problem with it is, just how many canned scorpions are wild caught?
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
 

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wow...that musta been realy crunchy....i kinda wana try some just to see what my scorps would taste like. lol. =P
 
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