Is research fun for you? LOL!

Witchetty Grub on a human hand. Picture is from Wikimedia. It is in the Public Domain and needs have no credit listed for the original author.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
Aurora, Missouri
August 29, 2016 11:57am CST
Several days ago a friend ask me how to get rid of a garden pest she kept encountering... I couldn't answer her, not because I don't know how to control pests found in my garden, but because she doesn't live in North America! What works on pests here may not work on (or be available for) pests in her garden! The problem was compounded by her not knowing the actual name of the pests she encountered. What could I do? Without a name to start on, I apologized and told her I hope she found someone or something that could help with the problem. (shrug!) Then my friend said something interesting... She told me she guessed she could always eat the pests because they are supposed to taste like peanut butter when roasted! Those few descriptive words were all I needed to overload her with information! LOL! I pulled up several different articles on Witchetty Grubs and after studying the articles discovered my friend's problem wasn't Witchetty Grubs! I believe what my friend, @ChesneyM, has that is causing a problem for her is the White Curl Grub. The White Curl Grub will eat the roots off of her grass as well as off many of the different garden vegetables. For the most part, Witchetty Grubs won't eat those roots, as far as I was able to find. (I did give my friend a link that explains how to get rid of Curl Grubs in the garden.) Second question... Would you be interested in helping @ChesneyM eat the grubs from her garden?
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@paigea (22674)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
No to eating the grubs unless they are roasted and baked into something so as to be unrecognizable and then I will try a bite. I hear they do that with crickets to make protein bars. I haven't tried one yet. Yes, to doing research. But researching the little beetles that have invaded our house this month, has proved difficult so we took some specimens to the county bug guy.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
Hmmm... well, the Witchetty Grubs usually are baked in something, paigea... Uhm... unfortunately, what they are normally cooked in is their own skins! I don't think I could handle eating one of those! While I was doing research on them, I did find out that some restaurants in Australia have been using bush tucker in the dishes they prepare for their customers. That can include the Witchetty Grubs. The chefs have also been using the bush tucker in entirely new ways, too, such as, as you suggested, mashing or grinding the cooked grubs into other dishes, in which the grubs can be hidden or disguised in amongst the rest of the ingredients for the dish. What you don't/can't see won't make you have an automatic reaction that may prove embarrassing to you, your family and the chef/restaurant owner! Uhm... those little beetles could be stopped in their tracks by sprinkling Diatomaceous Earth in the areas where the beetles congregate, around the foundations of the house and along the walls inside the house. Do be careful not to stir it into the air when you put it out. It can cause problems if you breathe the crystalline powder into your lungs. I hope this helps!
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@paigea (22674)
• Canada
29 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil Would you try these? I was thinking of trying them.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
@paigea Uhm... no, thank you for the offer, paigea... Uhhh... I'm honestly glad that said for the future generations in America! My grandchildren won't even think about there being something gross about eating bugs! (I KNOW there is something off-putting about eating bugs!) Uhm... I don't know a delicate way to say this, hon... so I'm just going to throw it out there and I hope you will either laugh or you can forgive me for saying this.... one of these days! When you try those and you get sick afterwards because somebody reminds you what you just ate, please try to keep track of how many times you purge your stomach. I'm curious how strong your reaction will be to that idea. (I've tried to eat a chocolate covered grasshopper before. I gave back the breakfast I had eaten that morning before I even got the critter to my mouth!)
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
29 Aug 16
I like research if I am interested in the subject. If I don't care about it, then it is a chore.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
I can agree with that, Jo Ann! I do like most subjects, so for the most part, I do enjoy doing research... (Even if I do nothing else with the information I find than simply using it to confound and confuse you or @mommaj! (grinning at you and teasing!))
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil Grinning back. I can get lost doing research, if I really care about it. I find out all sorts of useless fascinating stuff and store it away to use bits and pieces of it here and there.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil You have just confessed! I knew it. So you do do it on purpose! That's okay, it's usually funny.
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@much2say (41004)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Do you ever get so obsessed in your research when you can't find the information you are looking for? I know I am that way . As for eating any sort of grub, um, I don't think I'd take 'em roasted, sauteed, or even raw like sushi.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
Hmmm... IDK, SmilePie.... I don't mean this as a boast, but I don't remember ever not finding the information I was looking for when I was researching something.... That is, assuming the information is known and I am not supposed to simply guess or figure it out totally on my own! (What I mean by that is if you were to ask me how to create artificial gravity. I can't know that, so it is a null question. I can't answer that from my own knowledge and scientists haven't figured it out yet, either, so I can't look the answer up for you.)
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@much2say (41004)
• United States
30 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil Let me give an example (maybe I worded my sentence above all wrong). So I love the bolognese sauce they serve at a restaurant called Romano's Macaroni Grill. In most cases, I can find a copycat recipe online for almost any restaurant recipe . . . someone out there has already recreated these dishes at home and was kind enough to share. But for the life of me, I can't find THIS recipe at all and it's driving me nuts. I don't want just any bolognese recipe . . . I can find that on my own . . . I want THE ONE from Romano's Macaroni Grill! I already saw in my "research" that someone already said the recipe doesn't exist online because they "researched" it . . . yet I keep on being determined to find it!!! I think this recipe is hidden in the article that shows you how to create artificial gravity.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Aug 16
@much2say I see... How extreme have you taken your research for this sauce? Just because someone else claims it doesn't exist, doesn't mean they are correct. Sometimes, finding something you honestly want requires deceit or deception in order to obtain it... I am good at neither deceit or deception. I learned long ago that neither of those are my friends. I tend to lose more than I gain when I practice deceit or deception. Since you couldn't find it in the normal way, I stepped up the effort slightly... I have been to the Fb page for Romano's Macaroni Grill and simply ask them for the recipe they use. IDK if this will work, but it is certainly worth trying. We shall wait and see what results we get, if any.
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@TheHorse (75265)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Sep 16
I've heard they're slimy yet satisfying. Can't remember what great work of literature I got that from. Do the grubs she has taste like peanut butter as well?
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Sep 16
LOL! Grubs aren't slimy, pony. They actually feel like skin. Kinda dry and stretchy... Once the grubs are roasted, they are supposed to taste like peanut butter, that is true... You want some cooked into cookies? You might like them prepared like that!
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
3 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil @TheHorse If you two start sharing grub recipes I think I will be sick. If you have a tasting party I don't want to know about it. I'm not sure I can get the mind set that they are food.
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@TheHorse (75265)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil Well, I got my info from a great work of art. Simba, you know. How would they be in a stew? It might plump 'em up a bit.
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@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug 16
Ugh! I could never eat a grub. Glad you were able to help. I love to do research.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
Even if you couldn't see the grub mixed in with everything else that went into that dish, celticeagle? (I might could manage to eat it if it was mixed in with everything else, but if someone thought it was funny to remind me about it being in there afterwards, I'd have to give the meal back! And yes, one of my brothers always thought it was funny to make me give foods back like that, if he could figure out a way to make me do it!)
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@celticeagle (121067)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil ......Yuck! Siblings can be so mean.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
@celticeagle Yup! That particular sibling is the reason I can't/won't eat German Chocolate Cake or rice anymore! He got away with making sure I couldn't eat rice, but when he did it with the cake, mom put a stop to his fun times with the different foods! (Didn't help me, but it was nice to know he couldn't eat it either as long as he still lived on the farm! )
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@topffer (36696)
• Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
29 Aug 16
I do not know this one, but we have also a kind of larva eating grass and roots, and it is difficult to get rid of them once they are installed in a garden. My father was putting tin boxes half full of water in the ground. They fall inside and drown in the water. I cannot tell that it is very efficient, but it works. Also, the one we have here does not like chalky grounds, and adding lime in the grounds when you plant something helps to keep it away.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
I think the grubs you are talking about may be the ones that emerge and become Locusts, Top. (I could be wrong, but this is the year that the 13 year locusts emerge as well as the year that the 7 year locusts emerge, too.) We have both of those types of locusts here, too. Both have a white grub stage in their life cycle. I remember dad putting out tins of water half buried in the yard. I never paid attention, so didn't realize he was trapping grubs with those tins! That might be something we can suggest to ChesneyM to try, too! Thank you for that suggestion, Top!
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@topffer (36696)
• Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
29 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil We call them "cricket moles" in French. The only translation I find says "cricket", but it is definitely not an ordinary cricket. If your dad was doing the same than mine, I guess it might work on any grub.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
@topffer Here are some of the main beetles that transform from those white grubs we have here.
  Link Link Link common name: white grubs scientific name: Phyllophaga spp. (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Introduction - Distribution - Description - Life Cycle - Management - Selected References Introduction (Back to Top) True white grubs are the la
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• New Delhi, India
29 Aug 16
@chesneyM use turmeric powder or mixture of baking soda, water and milk. Spray this mixture in your garden
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
I've never heard of using that mixture to kill beetle larva, either, Yogesh! Is that something you use in India as a pesticide? If that is something you normally use, what insects does it eradicate best? Or is it simply a one size fits all type of insect killer? Thank you for the suggestion! (I may give that a try around here for some particularly bothersome gnats!)
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• New Delhi, India
29 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil mostly I used turmeric powder for ants, spider and other insects, the mixture is for larva
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
@ModernDayWriter Hmmm... good to know, Yogesh! Thank you for sharing that! I'll have to give it a go next time I have an insect problem!
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
28 Sep 16
We have the White Curl Grub in our backyard!! Now, I did research home remedies, but nope, nothing seemed to work. We had a pro come out to rid the yard of those grubs. I should have asked him to save me a few to make a tasty dish for supper!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Sep 16
Yeah, we have the White Curl Grubs here, too. June bugs, May beetles, and Japanese beetles. But I still ain't eating them!
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@Corbin5 (123374)
• United States
30 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil Protein!!!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Oct 16
@Corbin5 Uhhh.... you can have my share, Deborah! (I will just eat the nice juicy steak I cooked for you while you were out digging up the White Curl Grubs!)
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@ms1864 (6973)
• Bangalore, India
30 Aug 16
research is fun for me...but i don't know much about gardening....I think im no good at at because I have not tried it.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
If you have never tried gardening, then you simply are un-tutored at it, not necessarily no good at gardening! Answer a couple of questions for me, please? Do you own any houseplants? Have you got any special plants growing in your yard? I honestly love doing research! I learn so many things while hunting for something else and I love that part of research! (Yes, I am a big nerd! I liked to play with electronic gadgets, including computers, too... That makes me a geek as well as a nerd! LOL!) When you add my love of plants and my green thumbs that start at my shoulders, I guess I would also be a dork, too... (sigh!) Honestly, those can all be good characteristics.... usually not all rolled into one, but I guess I am lucky, too. I like to think I turned out pretty good, even with all those things going against me! My pc tells me I have never spoken to you before, @ms1864. It is my pleasure to meet you here on myLot! I hope you are enjoying this site and are making friends here!
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@ms1864 (6973)
• Bangalore, India
30 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil wow...you are one of the most polite people i have met here. I don't think there is anything wrong in being a nerd. Many of my good friends are nerds....and i enjoy their .....nerdiness. I am new here...it's not even been one month yet...I am getting to know people...i do hope to make friends too. I happen to need new ones. lol And yes. I do have plants in my garden...but my mom tends to them. The only one I was interested in and did the research for was an Avocado plant. ...this one will take a few years to grow. I also have aloe vera and plant we call Tulsi in Hindi...i can't remember the english name of it.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Aug 16
@ms1864 Thank you! Uhm... you only think that because I have yet to say anything to you that you might find objectionable... (sigh!) Yes, I have a tendency to say the wrong thing just when one of my Indian friends is not in a charitable mood... I have had friends write some very upsetting discussions after I accidentally upset them. (You will find I am very persistent in doing whatever it takes to bring our friendship back to an even keel again, too. I dislike hurting anyone!) Something you will find out about me is that I love doing research... usually anything someone professes not to know. (Like the American name for Tulsi. It is called Basil or Holy Basil here.) Hmmm... if you can successfully grow and maintain Avocado trees, Aloe Vera plants and Basil, then you ARE good at gardening! Those three all require slightly different care in one way or another from each other. It takes some knowledge of plant requirements for someone to keep all three of those plants alive and flourishing. I believe you would benefit from meeting and visiting with several of my Indian friends. May I have the pleasure of introducing @vandana7, @Daljinder, @Silvermist and @responsiveme to you, Manisha? I think all of you will find benefits to meeting and interacting together. (I could be mistaken, too, but I don't think I am mistaken.)
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@rebelann (43742)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Aug 16
I wonder if diatomaceous earth would work? As for that particular dining experience I don't think so, I can't even eat snails.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
Hmmm... According to several different sites online, Diatomaceous Earth will kill grubs... There is just one problem with using it... The White Curl Grubs don't come to the surface of the ground because they are considered a delicacy by practically every bird that sees them. If the grubs don't surface, I don't see how the Diatomaceous Earth would be able to poke holes in their skin to allow the fluids inside the grubs to leak out and kill them...? Here are the two links I found explaining how to administer the Diatomaceous Earth to both a garden and to the lawn, in case I am misunderstanding something here... http://homeguides.sfgate.com/spread-diatomaceous-earth-yard-75124.html IDK, but maybe @ChesneyM will understand something I am missing here. I do thank you for giving this some thought, Ann! I didn't even think of that!
Diatomaceous earth is a dust made of the fossilized remains of one-celled plants called diatoms. Although contact with the dust poses no risk to people, it is deadly to animals with exoskeletons. The ...
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@rebelann (43742)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Aug 16
I use it to kill fleas, ticks and those little ants that get into things in the kitchen @DaddyEvil it isn't toxic which is why I opted to use it.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
@rebelann You're right, Ann! It will kill the ants but it is safe for human and animal consumption, just in case one of your furbabies decides they want to try a taste! (Not that any of your family would take a taste of something you put down to kill ants or fleas, of course!) I know you researched it well before deciding to use it around your house, too!
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@vandana7 (69084)
• India
30 Aug 16
What can I do, you were born to work hard, and I was born to enjoy the fruits of thy labor...I am a royalty..
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Aug 16
LMFAO! As you have proved many times, vanny, you will not accept when I offer to pay for something for you, even when it would be to your benefit cost-wise for you to allow it! Yes, I know you are terribly old and set in your ways, but a young person's ways are not set in stone and neither should your ways yet be, either! Refusing to allow me to pay for something we both might benefit from is not logical, either. If that strategy developed by the scientist works for you, then it will work for so many of my other friends and (let's be honest here) for me, too. (It is not possible for my medications to mask/hide so many things I know simply by taking the medication. Even I can tell I have too many memory issues for the meds to account for all of them.) Usually your royalty only manifest when you are trying to be a royal pain in my butt!
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@vandana7 (69084)
• India
31 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil .. Since when logic started poking its nose in our friendship DE? It really needs to learn to mind its own business. Me being ROYAL pain in your butt...and you acknowledging it...is the greatest proof of my being a royalty...you remember the princess and pea pod...well kinda like that.
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@hora_fugit (5430)
• India
25 Sep 16
Research is fun for me, but I try to have a purpose for this. Else, could prove to be my undoing. Obsession...
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Sep 16
What? You, obsess about anything? I just don't believe that, YOU! Sometimes, when I am researching something, I make my notes I need, and then a link sounds interesting and before I know it, I have spent hours reading totally unrelated topics just because something else caught my attention! SMH!
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Aug 16
Umm - NO. It doesn't sound at all appetizing and I don't think it would work well with my diet.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Sep 16
Hmmm... maybe I am not understanding something, Valerie? I thought the purpose of a diet is to get you to eat less food to help slim down, somewhat? I am fairly certain that if you took a taste of the huhu grub you wouldn't be eating anything else at that meal and maybe for the rest of that day! That is sure to help you with your diet!
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil Funny I'm doing just fine on this diet and exercise program I'm working on. Now I just need to keep at it, which I will since I love the pool and really don't like junk food.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Sep 16
@just4him Yes, I thought what I said was funny! I'm glad you agree with me, Valerie! Now, how many of these grubs do you think you will need to reach your desired weight? I'll double your order just in case you start liking them THAT much!
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@KristenH (25347)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 Aug 16
That's interesting. No for the grubs. I need some help with getting rid of fruit flies in my kitchen though. It depends on what kind of research too.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
29 Aug 16
If they are fruit flies, put some apple cider vinegar in a small bowl or another container. Add just a mere drop of dishwashing liquid and place the bowl near where the fruit flies hang out. They flock to it and drown. I use a paper bowl so I can just throw the whole thing away when the infestation is gone.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Aug 16
@akalinus LOL! You took half of my answer to Kristen, Jo Ann! It's a good thing this wasn't a contest to see who could get the best answers out there the fastest! (I hate to say you would have won, but the evidence implies you might have beaten me!)
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
29 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil I just know it worked for me so I share it with others. I did not know we were in a contest. But you can give her the other half of the answer. I'll share because I am generous like that.
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@RubyHawk (30531)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Sep 16
No thank you very much. I believe I will pass that invitation up.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Sep 16
Oh, I see, Ruby You are just planning on making poor Chesney eat them all herself, huh? (grinning and teasing you!) Yup! Me, too!
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@RubyHawk (30531)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil That's the plan. You hit the nail right on the head.
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@RubyHawk (30531)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil I saw in the paper that crickets are being looked at as a great source of protein. they are already in some candies and protein bars.
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@toniganzon (53706)
• Philippines
30 Aug 16
No, thank you!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
Are you sure? You realize those grubs are now considered a delicacy in Australia, right? (We are talking about the Witchetty Grubs the Aboriginal people ate. They taste like almonds when raw, but taste like peanut butter when roasted.) @ChesneyM will let you eat all that you want from her property!
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@toniganzon (53706)
• Philippines
30 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil I'm pretty sure. If i want to eat almonds and peanut butter, I'd get them.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Aug 16
@toniganzon Yes, Toni, I am sure of that, too... LMAO! But it would be so funny to me if I can talk you into putting just one of those nasty looking grubs into your mouth!
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@responsiveme (18471)
• India
30 Aug 16
That is one good research
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
Thank you, ARM! I appreciate that! How have you been doing lately? (It seems like I haven't seen anyone around myLot in a long time, but I know I have been here... hmmm... granted, I have only been here off and on in the last several days... (shrug!)) I've been having an interesting time editing that last manuscript I started last week. (Picky, picky, picky person! RME!)
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• India
30 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil It does show you have a thing for research if you could gather all that from a single sentence. I researched rather found out the distance between my home and California...Why? you may ask. Research it .... What manuscript?.Do you write? What is the manuscript about? {RME means "Rolling My Eyes"...I researched that } PS: Silk worms are a delicacy for some people where I live...I haven't eaten them though.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Sep 16
@responsiveme LOL! Well... a single sentence and some previous knowledge about the Aboriginal people in Australia! (grinning at you!) About the manuscript: No, I do write, but this manuscript is one I have accepted to do editing and suggesting alternative phrasing on for someone. The author on this one is a woman. (Usually I only accept manuscripts from men because they normally don't make me re-write everything a dozen times for them to understand me/what I want them to change.) This manuscript is about the end of times for the people of Earth. It has a twist I like very much! How are the silk worms prepared before they are eaten? (I read an article almost a year ago that described some silk farms that are now steaming the newly spun cocoons, loosening the silk "glue" and incidentally steam-cooking the silkworms. The silkworms are then packaged as a type of snack.) I can't remember what country this was being done in, though. I apologize for using another three-letter-acronym without asking if it was one you have run across before. Please, if I use an acronym you don't know, you are welcome to ask me about it.
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
30 Aug 16
Oh, it is fortunately that I don't need to rack my brain to find out the way to get rid of any pest, because I live in a flat not a detached house with a garden. I ate some roasted locusts before, its delicious. I think eating the grubs with high protein seems good idea, but it should be cooked to kill the parasite.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Aug 16
My home. picture is mine.
Yes, the grubs must be cooked enough to kill any parasites. Ahhh, but you/your society normally include some insects in your diet, do you/they not? I am an American and I can't eat bugs! (The thought of eating bugs will make me uhhh... return the meal I just ate.) Yes, living in an apartment does mean you don't have to deal with many things people like me (who live in a single family dwelling) have to plan around. Here, this is what my home looks like:
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
31 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil Well, we just eat special foods like fried insects, moth larva which are well cooked in the restaurant. I don't know the recipe for those creepy worms which make me want to vomit, so it is impossible for me to cope with them at home. In my country,especially in urban cities with such large population, land is precious, most people can't afford villas with gardens. perhaps it is the best choice for me to live in an apartment with green residential environment. Your garden seems large, why not plant some beautiful flowers and keep some small animals? Haha, this is famous dish of moth larva, it tastes like steamed eggs, do you like it?
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@Sun7788 (261)
• Changzhou, China
1 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil I really appreciate you telling me those details that I never noticed before on mylot. , I will use emojis to make my discusses or comments more vivid, thanks again! I had a tank of tropical fish many years ago. Maybe i'm not good at breeding them, some fish got sick and was eaten by other fish, so cruel. Now i keep a puppy, he's cute and very clingy, a perfect companion for me. Here comes the Mid - Autumn Day, hairy crabs are gradually on the market. I like eat hairy crabs. It was reported that USA was overrun by this notorious creature. Why not sell them to my country cheaply?
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• United States
30 Aug 16
ya adore these challenges :) no sir, i'd not wish to join 'er with that fine dinin'. schtuff'd need to get awful tight 'round these parts 'fore i start lookin' to grubs/worms fer nourishment. i do lots 'f readin', though mostly medical schtuff. the eldest son tells me such aint research when one reads what others've written. took the wind right outta my sail, lol.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
31 Aug 16
LOL! Yes, ma'am, I do love doing research, and honestly I agree with your son... It isn't research when you just read what others have written about the subject, although using the data science has come up with from their research to come up with your own conclusions IS research! Tell your son you can call whatever you want research, if you want... I won't ever tell you (again) that it isn't! If you want to read something funny (to you) and embarrassing (to me) then go find the reply I made to @mommaj on this discussion! I did put on football uniform pants once when I was a bodybuilder... Yes, there really is a picture of me wearing them, but I quit looking for that picture... It will take someone with more willpower than me to KEEP looking for it amongst all the (in)decent pictures of men wearing football uniform pants that are online!
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• United States
31 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil but i do come 'p with my own conclusions :( i go 'round readin' loads 'f the actual research'n then piece 'em together. ya fella's 're jest too persnickety. i'm tryin' to figure how such'd be indecent?? the football britches thingy. heck, the hubs won the 'best legs' contest whilst he 'twas'n high school! gals're still jealous 'f 'em, lol.
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Sep 16
@crazyhorseladycx Those pictures are indecent because they show the men wearing (sort of) the football pants having wardrobe malfunctions... In other words, the pants weren't laced up correctly and things started falling out!
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@PainsOnSlate (20878)
• Canada
21 Sep 16
I am a long time fan of Survivor the television show about living in the wild for money....It starts tonight as a matter of fact, the new season!!! When they are challenged to eat bugs I gag, i will not help @ChesneyM eat her bugs but I would stand there and not watch her but urge her on to do it!!
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
21 Sep 16
I understand, completely, pains! I won't help her eat her grubs, either, but I am willing to try to rope some of my good friends into helping her out, if I can! I'm just hoping that any that actually do help her out don't tell me about eating them!
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• Canada
21 Sep 16
@DaddyEvil ,yah, I don't want to know the details either. Good luck to her though...
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@DaddyEvil (26321)
• Aurora, Missouri
22 Sep 16
@PainsOnSlate Yup! Hmmm... I wonder.... Oops! I forgot.... Your husband is the cook in your house? Am I remembering that right, pains? (I started to say you might help her out anyway by fixing your husband something ... uhm... let's go with exotic... does that work for you? LOL!) But if I am remembering that right, then he might fix something exotic for you, instead! (I can always suggest it to him, right? ) Nah! I am fun, not sadistic, pains! You won't ever have to worry about anything I suggest for your breakfast to your husband!
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