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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniperstraz View Post
    Are all grubs safe to eat?

    Good question,

    I've eaten various borer beetle grubs that I've found while splitting wood for years. The taste varies depending on the wood they come out of in my experience. Cherry, Maple, and Poplar are quite good - sweet even. I've eaten some out of oak that were a little tart, same with pine.

    I've also eaten the white grubs (from rhino, big head, scarab, and june bug beetles) found in the ground and under logs (as shown in the video) they don't have much of a taste and can be a little gritty. I've had no issues eating these ground grubs either.

    I've had no issues to date with the consuming of these grubs, and have found a lot of literature supporting the practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64duracraft View Post
    Would you say they taste "just fine"... or would you say they are actually "good"? Out of all the other food out there that doesn't run from you, would you go after these or would they be on the bottom of the list?
    InMyExperience,

    The ground grubs are "just fine" to "good", and the borer grubs are "good" to "quite good and surprisingly good".

    UW

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    My dog eats june bugs... Live... He chases them down and gnaws away. The crunch itself makes me cringe... Crazy mutt...

    LOL

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    No way (unless I'm already starving). Use 'em to catch some fish!

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    Them big white grubs that you can kind of see through. That dark spot on the tail end is .......Wait for it...................POOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gii shi kan dug View Post
    Them big white grubs that you can kind of see through. That dark spot on the tail end is .......Wait for it...................POOP
    Indeed, lol.

    The good news is we let ours soak in fresh water, through a couple of changes, to clean out the vast majority of that.

    No different that the "dirt line" in shirmp, etc...

    Not a big deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy View Post
    No way
    I think if you would have been with us that would no longer be your opinion. If chili wasn't cooking in the other pot I bet we would have eaten them all.

    Creek

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    Generally speaking, most grubs are safe to eat as long as they dont show any of the usual danger signs - 'keep away' colouring, hairs on body, etc.
    Another general rule - grubs taste like crap when eaten raw but can be quite good when cooked (especially when roasted).
    They are often very high in both protein & fat, & make excellent 'survival' food.
    Yeah they do take a bit of initial bravery to get over the 'yech' factor, but the roasting helps a lot, & once you've taken the plunge & eaten em you'll realise they're not all that bad. You've most likely eaten worse if you've ever had store bought sausages (full of lips & bums) or (dare I denigreate that American icon) - hotdogs (can you really say for certain they aren't full of lips & bums?).
    Over here 'Witchity grubs' are considered a delicacy by the aboriginal people & can be eaten either raw or cooked. I prefer em cooked as they take on a lovely nutty flavour & actually taste quite scrumo.

    I'd much rather a natural grub dinner than many of our so readilly accepted mass produced 'processed' foods full of chemicals & other nasty additives.
    Last edited by Bartnmax; 05-22-2012 at 05:32 PM.

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    There may be some lips in hotdogs but I do not believe there are any homeless people in there.

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    Congrats Guys,see alot of drink going on LOL " Taste Like Chicken" LOL
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