I purchased a tub full of fat, juicy waxworms to feed to my lizard and I gotta tell ya, I’m a little grossed out. Yes, it is possible to gross me out.
They’re so squishy and maggot like. After several failed attempts of using a spoon to scoop them out, I gave up and used my fingers. They’re squirmy little bastards. I got tired of crickets getting loose, and mealworms aren’t very nutritious. They’re largely indigestible, so it’s the equivalent of a person eating nothing but celery.
Waxworms are more like donuts.
People actually eat these things. There are recipes for muffins, taco meat, and stir-fries using bugs as the protein source. Did you know crickets have at least twice as much protein, calcium, b12, and iron as beef per weight? Did you know that bee larvae taste like bacon (so that’s what’s happening to the honey bees!)?
Manchild ate fried silkworms in Korea. I guess it’s bar food there, like peanuts.
There are protein bars made out of cricket flour, and plain cricket flour being sold as a low carb diet product. I can’t even imagine eating crickets after being responsible for their upkeep for six years when I worked at the pet store. They smell soooo bad. Worse than cows or pigs.
No thanks. Would you knowingly eat bugs?