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Cicadas

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Post by omaniphil » Mon May 31, 2021 5:30 pm

I feel like I should maybe put this here.



Southern Ohio is currently an insect hellscape right now. The town i live in estimates around 250 cicadas per square meter, and the noise is deafening. Thought I would try to make a dent in the population.

At first. I planned to toss them in olive oil and salt and roast them at 400F for 10 minutes or so, but chickened out and decided to deep fry them instead to hide the flavor. Turned out they were nearly flavorless. I don't plan on doing this again, but at least I can say I tried it.

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Post by mbasic » Mon May 31, 2021 6:11 pm

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Post by Brackish » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:23 am

omaniphil wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 5:30 pm I feel like I should maybe put this here.



Southern Ohio is currently an insect hellscape right now. The town i live in estimates around 250 cicadas per square meter, and the noise is deafening. Thought I would try to make a dent in the population.

At first. I planned to toss them in olive oil and salt and roast them at 400F for 10 minutes or so, but chickened out and decided to deep fry them instead to hide the flavor. Turned out they were nearly flavorless. I don't plan on doing this again, but at least I can say I tried it.
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Post by mbasic » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:56 am

I saw a quick thing about that Cicadas are arachnids and closely related to shrimp, etc ..... you are are allergic to shrimp shellfish you could have an adverse reaction to eating a bunch of bugs.

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Post by Brackish » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:56 am

mbasic wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:56 am I saw a quick thing about that Cicadas are arachnids and closely related to shrimp, etc ..... you are are allergic to shrimp shellfish you could have an adverse reaction to eating a bunch of bugs.
They're arthropods of the subphylum Hexapoda (insects). Same phylum (Arthropoda) as arachnids but a different subphylum (Chelicerata). Nitpicking...I know. But yeah, they want people with shellfish allergies to be cautious if they decide to eat them.

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Post by broseph » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:59 am

mbasic wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:56 am Cicadas are arachnids and closely related to shrimp, etc
Not sure if serious. Cicadas are hemipterans, or true bugs, along with leafhoppers, aphids, stinkbugs, etc, which are all insects. Insects (bugs), arachnids (spiders), and crustaceans (shrimp) are all arthropods.

Shellfish allergy almost certainly increases your likelihood to be reactive to other arthropods, and repeated exposures often worsen the next reaction. I've developed a mild allergy to (probably) the mites that inhabit my flightless fruit fly cultures. If it starts getting too bad I'll have to wear an N95 and gloves when handling the cultures because I don't ever want to not be able to eat shrimp.

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Post by broseph » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:00 am

Brackish wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:56 am
mbasic wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:56 am I saw a quick thing about that Cicadas are arachnids and closely related to shrimp, etc ..... you are are allergic to shrimp shellfish you could have an adverse reaction to eating a bunch of bugs.
They're arthropods of the subphylum Hexapoda (insects). Same phylum (Arthropoda) as arachnids but a different subphylum (Chelicerata). Nitpicking...I know. But yeah, they want people with shellfish allergies to be cautious if they decide to eat them.
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Post by mbasic » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:02 am

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Post by Brackish » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:03 am

broseph wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:00 am
Brackish wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:56 am
mbasic wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:56 am I saw a quick thing about that Cicadas are arachnids and closely related to shrimp, etc ..... you are are allergic to shrimp shellfish you could have an adverse reaction to eating a bunch of bugs.
They're arthropods of the subphylum Hexapoda (insects). Same phylum (Arthropoda) as arachnids but a different subphylum (Chelicerata). Nitpicking...I know. But yeah, they want people with shellfish allergies to be cautious if they decide to eat them.
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Post by omaniphil » Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:41 pm

broseph wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:59 am flightless fruit fly cultures
handsome and shirtless 405lb bencher is also a budding research microbiologist?

Or is this for the frogs? :-)

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Post by broseph » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:42 pm

omaniphil wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:41 pm
broseph wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:59 am flightless fruit fly cultures
handsome and shirtless 405lb bencher is also a budding research microbiologist?

Or is this for the frogs? :-)
Just flies for frogs. And I’ve always been into bugs.

Also, I can barely see 405 in rear view mirror at this point. In fact, I’d be interested in the general consensus on the expiration date for PRs. Maybe we’re all doomed to become “back when I was in high school” guys.

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Post by Wilhelm » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:10 pm

broseph wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:59 am *not an entomologist
*not a medical doctor
*eats bugs occasionally
This is my last fruit fly.

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Post by omaniphil » Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:28 am

broseph wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:42 pm Also, I can barely see 405 in rear view mirror at this point. In fact, I’d be interested in the general consensus on the expiration date for PRs. Maybe we’re all doomed to become “back when I was in high school” guys.
I hear you. I haven't squatted over 225lbs in about a year and a half. I have a hard time envisioning a future of getting back to my 480lb PR squat from just 3 years ago.

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