If you think handling is bad...

Lobstersign

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Actually tarantula I have been told tastes pretty good similair to how prawns taste. Personally I would never eat one though as I think of tarantulas as pets.

I have eaten crickets and meal worms though they are delicious.
 

Hakuna

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I’m curious of how they taste honestly. Probably wouldn’t be that bad.
 

Royalty

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Is it just one tarantula?

Dayum, pricier than some tarantulas go for alive.
 

Kitara

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Meh. There are a ton of things I couldn't imagine eating, but, if you grew up eating it, it's not "weird" to you.

And I really don't get the correlation to handling.
 

justanotherTkeeper

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Not precisely on topic, but..

At my last job, I worked in a lab with hot plates. Although I didn't own tarantulas yet, I would always try to catch and relocate spiders, but one day my arachnophobic (and sadistic) coworkers found a big spider in the lab and decided to cook it in a glass beaker on one of the hot plates

Just, damn, I get it if you don't like spiders, but you don't have to inhumanely nuke a poor creature like that
 

hestoncv

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Meh. There are a ton of things I couldn't imagine eating, but, if you grew up eating it, it's not "weird" to you.

And I really don't get the correlation to handling.
I was just joking tbh. Just people spaz about letting it crawl on your hand and this dude is selling them to eat
 

Arachnoenthusiast

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I had a tequila flavor sucker with a scorpion in it once. The scorpion was kind of like inside out popcorn as far as texture goes. Killed the first few layers of skin in my mouth where I sucked on it. Over all, not bad. Wouldn't spend 90$ on it though.
 

hestoncv

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I had a tequila flavor sucker with a scorpion in it once. The scorpion was kind of like inside out popcorn as far as texture goes. Killed the first few layers of skin in my mouth where I sucked on it. Over all, not bad. Wouldn't spend 90$ on it though.
I have never been able to buy one. Disgust me
 

Dry Desert

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I’m curious of how they taste honestly. Probably wouldn’t be that bad.
Apparently the taste is a cross between chicken and prawn, and with the added bonus that you can use the fangs to clean the bits out from your teeth afterwards.
 

AphonopelmaTX

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So what? People pay a lot of money to eat bugs pulled out of the water. There isn’t too big of a difference between eating a crustacean such as a lobster, crab, or crawfish and eating an arachnid. They are both arthropods.
 

jrh3

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So what? People pay a lot of money to eat bugs pulled out of the water. There isn’t too big of a difference between eating a crustacean such as a lobster, crab, or crawfish and eating an arachnid. They are both arthropods.
I never looked at it that way, you are right!!!
 

viper69

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Maybe all the handlers here will take a cue from the label where it reads these animals are fragile.
 
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