We continue our conversation about sweets).
Not a bad diet can be composed of: garden and snails, slugs, worms, earth and wood, smoothskin, ie devoid of hair and chitinous integument, caterpillars, crickets, beetles and their living in the land of wood and larvae as well as larvae of dragonflies, power themselves as dragonflies, crawling and flying ants and other insects.
Probably many have watched the program with BEAR) incidentally started filming season 5, here’s what he says about scorpions)
«Remove the front paws and claws. Abdomen phalanx was vile and disgusting, filled with some mucus. In the mouth did not want to put, but it is necessary. This creature is rich in proteins, and proteins is energy. Burst in your mouth like a festering boil. Tastes nasty, but it will give you the strength to go on .. «
In the water you can collect edible pond mussels, scallops perlovitc, water beetles and other aquatic insects.
In the recent past, dried and milled into flour grasshoppers receding from worldly cares hermits used for baking bread and cakes cooking cereals. So if you stumble in a book on the phrase «hermits eat berries, mushrooms and locusts,» know that the holy fathers with great appetite consumed grasshoppers. And, incidentally, are wise, because the mass of 100 g food prepared from grasshoppers, «pulls» to 225 calories — only slightly less than white bread. A 100 g of fried termites — 560 calories!
Many nationalities inhabiting desert delicacy revered for locusts.
Chinese gladly eat dried spiders. Lacked the hunger Japanese — dragonflies. Peoples of the South Asian region generally differ stunning omnivorous and used in almost all foods they encountered insects, from the most exotic, like revered for delicacy of fried scorpions, to purely domashnih.Legche just find insects on trunks of old and dead trees, stumps. By the way, these varieties are edible and most larvae, according to experts of Oriental cuisine, delicious. For their collection should inspect crevices, hollows and other cavities, strip off the old bark and collect insects and their larvae, the rear side and bared wood. Glades and meadows can collect insects, surveying the tallest plants on the stems and flowers that are easy to see spider cocoons, thickening and similar defects, in which live larvae and caterpillars. In addition, they can be found in the seeds of plants. For example, in the stems and spiny «heads» known to all thistles a number of insects you can gather, even in winter.
Convenient to catch grasshoppers mornings on chill when they are inactive.
Soil insects look better in moist, shady places, among rotting leaves, under rocks, fallen trees and piles of felled tree trunks at the bottom of dried up pools.
Water naturally in the water, on the bottom of lakes, rivers, streams, swamps, separate large puddles of vegetation surrounding them.
The easiest way to find the ants — to large, sometimes reaching a height of 1.5-2 m ant heaps. But you can catch them «the smell» in jars and other containers, set near the ant trails on which to throw a small amount of food residue. Ants are very good fried and baked. In addition, the ant can be found in store harvested caterpillars and their larvae. Especially valuable are the so-called honey or sugar, ants, flying ant role in the storage tanks of nectar. They differ from the worker ants disproportionately large barrel-bellied, filled with a sweet liquid.
Most nutritious not the ants and their larvae and pupae (or, as they are sometimes called ant eggs), resembling the appearance of white or yellow rice grains. Larvae can gather up, stir up the wall of a large anthill. In small ant is enough to lift a stone or a tree trunk, covering the top of it to find the whole deposit of ant eggs.
Night insects can be caught on the light of a lantern, a candle or a piece of white, preferably illuminated cloth spread on the ground. Day — with the help of a net made of any available material. Shoot down to the ground with a previous clothing. Or simply cut and shake gently over the grass and shrub material rastitelnost.No is better to refrain from eating insects found on piles of manure and dead animals — they can be carriers of infections. Not always pleasant gastronomic against larvae that live on the back side of the leaves, as they may produce strong-smelling, toxic (but not dangerous to humans) liquid repellent their potential consumers.
Generally you should refrain from collecting insects that are particularly bright, eye-catching look. It usually serves as a warning to birds feeding on insects on them inedible. Similarly, should not overpowering yourself is the larvae and caterpillars from which stinks.
This crustacean is a centipede is unpleasant to look at. During the day she sits beneath stones, and crawls to the surface at night. But even at this time scolopendra feels uncomfortable on the surface: bustling runs and tries to hide.
The most annoying thing is that for a person scolopendra unsafe and the people she was not afraid, on the contrary — often creeps into the house or in tents to tourists. This centipede usually does not bite, but if it will run through the body, the skin is an unpleasant scorching goo. Although there are also aggressive representatives, mostly — it is tropical Scolopendra.
Scolopendra — Representative centipedes, like a long dark brown, sometimes with a greenish tinge worm with lots of legs. In Australia and South America live skolopendry huge purple, red and yellow. Limbs centipedes have a bright orange color. Length — up to 15 cm The largest representative skolopendr lives in Australia — a giant Scolopendra, which can grow up to 30 cm She even attributed the attack on frogs, lizards and chicks.
By the way, Bear Grilz in one of his series met with a huge centipede, and did not eat it) while eating everything.
Only conditionally edible can be considered covered by a thick pile of caterpillars, adult butterflies, terrestrial mollusks lacking shells inhabiting the body of animals numerous parasites and flies, horseflies and other insects are not the most sterile.
Their stings are potentially dangerous bees, wasps, hornets. About it, not once suffered in childhood, all aware. Can cause trouble with their powerful jaws some poisonous species of tropical ants and termites. In the same tropics is extremely poisonous skin of some tree frogs. But poisonous stings and are not a sign of cancer inedibility meat of their owner.
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