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