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    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Finally learned what those bugs are

    When I was in the Korean food store last week,
    I finally learned what those canned insect larvae
    are. I'd seen them before, years ago, but all
    I had to go on was the picture on the can.
    I was thinking they were bee larvae. But in my
    latest visit, the cans had labels pasted on that
    identified their contents. They are silkworm
    larvae.

    Oh, they're not larvae, according to Wikipedia.
    They're pupae.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombyx_mori#Cuisine

    I didn't buy any, and I don't have any plans to.
    Unless I send a gift box to somebody. :-)

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Finally learned what those bugs are

    On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:15:44 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > They are silkworm larvae.
    >
    > Oh, they're not larvae, according to Wikipedia.
    > They're pupae.


    So that's what they do with them after they take them out of their
    silk covering. I figured they went to fertilizer, but what was I
    thinking? If it isn't poisonous, it's food.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Finally learned what those bugs are

    On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:02:35 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:15:44 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > They are silkworm larvae.
    > >
    > > Oh, they're not larvae, according to Wikipedia.
    > > They're pupae.

    >
    > So that's what they do with them after they take them out of their
    > silk covering. I figured they went to fertilizer, but what was I
    > thinking? If it isn't poisonous, it's food.



    Addendum: Now I want to know what the label says... my nephew, who
    also lives in our general area, just posted this
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12216355 - so I need to send
    him a "buy this product " (cough) suggestion .

    <evil chuckle>


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    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    news Guest

    Default Re: Finally learned what those bugs are


    "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > When I was in the Korean food store last week,
    > I finally learned what those canned insect larvae
    > are. I'd seen them before, years ago, but all
    > I had to go on was the picture on the can.
    > I was thinking they were bee larvae. But in my
    > latest visit, the cans had labels pasted on that
    > identified their contents. They are silkworm
    > larvae.
    >
    > Oh, they're not larvae, according to Wikipedia.
    > They're pupae.
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombyx_mori#Cuisine


    Some accounts from people who have eaten them:

    http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000398.php
    http://ihatemymessageboard.com/2009/...ckiest-people/



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    Default User Guest

    Default Re: Finally learned what those bugs are

    "news" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:4d469b99$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> When I was in the Korean food store last week,
    >> I finally learned what those canned insect larvae
    >> are. I'd seen them before, years ago, but all
    >> I had to go on was the picture on the can.
    >> I was thinking they were bee larvae. But in my
    >> latest visit, the cans had labels pasted on that
    >> identified their contents. They are silkworm
    >> larvae.
    >>
    >> Oh, they're not larvae, according to Wikipedia.
    >> They're pupae.
    >>
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombyx_mori#Cuisine

    >
    > Some accounts from people who have eaten them:
    >
    > http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000398.php


    I was going to suggest this too. I wish Steve would eat some new disgusting
    stuff.



    Brian
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