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    More: Weird, Hemiptera, Saitama Prefecture, Cockroach, Flavor, Belostomatidae, giant water bug, Male, Toda, Saitama  
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443 clicks; posted to Food » on 07 Dec 2021 at 12:53 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-12-07 2:56:21 AM  
And I thought Zima was gross! You can't even add a Jolly Rancher to this!

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2021-12-07 4:19:14 AM  
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2021-12-07 5:23:15 AM  
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My son loved that stuff when he was a kid.
 
2021-12-07 6:09:38 AM  

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My son loved that stuff when he was a kid.


Fondle My Sweaters
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/fondue with cheddar
 
2021-12-07 6:16:51 AM  
eh, how is it any different from carmine or beaver buttjuice or ambergris or isinglass &.c &c.

All too often insect foods are offered to us with very little in the way of processing or presentation, which just seems counterproductive. I'm pretty sure I didn't get hooked on beef and pork because someone tossed a dead cow or pig on my table, so I don't know why they expect that to happen with crickets and giant water bugs.

lol, the kaiju-style presentation here is pretty cool in my book.

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/plus there's a gin already
 
2021-12-07 4:18:52 PM  
> can be ordered directly from the Bugs Farm website here.

Umm that link takes me to an empty shopping basket.


Here is a link to all of their Fark user image タガメ (Tagame) products
https://bugsfarm.jp/bugs/giant-waterb​u​gs/
https://bugsfarm-jp.translate.goog/bu​g​s/giant-waterbugs/?_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_t​l=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

I thought they were selling the commonly eaten Lethocerus indicus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethoce​r​us_indicus

but the inter tubes tell me that タガメ is Lethocerus deyrollei
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethoce​r​us_deyrollei

That wiki article is very short and uninformative. however the corresponding Japanese page is huge, I guess because people keep them as pets.
タガメhttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E​3%82%B​F%E3%82%AC%E3%83%A1
https://ja-m-wikipedia-org.translate.​g​oog/wiki/%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AC%E3%83%A1?_​x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_​tr_pto=sc

> After February 10, 2020, it has been designated as a Specified Type 2 Domestic Rare Wild Fauna and Flora Species based on the Act on Conservation of Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora Species ( Species Conservation Law ), and capture and sale for sale is prohibited. are [Note 3] [9] .

I guess farm raised タガメare sill legal.
Then again the site may just be using タガメ in a generic and not species specific sense, and Bug Farm may not really farm their bugs.
From this page: https://bugsfarm.jp/shopdetail/000000​0​00401/ct42/page1/recommend/
【原材料】タガメ(水爬虫)タイ産、食塩
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[Raw materials] Tagame (water reptile) from Thailand, salt


The wiki  translation also calls them "water stink bugs" so I guess their "perfume" is somewhat similar to terrestrial stink bugs.
 
2021-12-07 8:08:15 PM  

HairBolus: I thought they were selling the commonly eaten Lethocerus indicus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethocer​us_indicus

but the inter tubes tell me that タガメ is Lethocerus deyrollei
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethocer​us_deyrollei


interesting distinction! maybe the "meaty" flight muscles of the former are better-tasting and/or larger, so the latter is better used for infusing flavors and/or is cheaper/more prevalent/etc.
 
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