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Re: [nafex] gypsy moth caviar & Weight Watchers


Just out of curiosity...  How do you know where a Japanese beetle ate
prior to the unsprayed roses?


Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Ginda Fisher wrote:

> Gypsy moths might be okay, but don't try eating Japanese beetles.  I
> have friends who thought they would be a terrific "natural food".  These
> are people who ate ants and grasshoppers with relish.  They collected a
> few hundred Jabs from the (unsprayed) rose bushes and popped them in the
> oven.  Let's just say they never tried that again.
> In general, I think beetles are bitter and unpleasant.  Maybe that's why
> there are so many of them.
> Lucky Pittman wrote:
> > 
> > At 04:43 PM 01/16/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> > >That's a great idea! If you have connections to Weight Watchers, I will be
> > >happy to ship off to you a case of 500 jars, on consignment, tomorrow.
> > >Weight Watchers may be the perfect outlet. Everyone who I have approached
> > >with this product has experienced an immediate reduction of their appetite.
> > >We'll find a market if we keep trying.
> > Bill,
> > Maybe after harvesting the roe from your GMs, you could grind them up and
> > market them, too.
> > I hear radio ads all day long for 'Chito-slim', 'Chito-san', and the like -
> > extolling the virtues of that 'revolutionary fiber', chitin.
> > Why should the folks who are marketing ground-up shrimp & crab shells have
> > a monopoly?  Who's to say the chitinous exoskeleton of gypsy moths, or
> > Japanese beetles, for that matter, won't "tie up dietary fat, making you
> > burn your own stored fats"?
> > Could be a new & profitable niche for us NAFEXians.
> > 
> > LOL
> > 
> > Lucky