Food Discussion : Lobsters vs Roaches

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  1. UBNaturally

    UBNaturally Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do we consider lobsters as water adapted insects, or edible sea food like other sea creatures?

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    Some articles compare and contrast these delicacies for acquired tastes.

    http://animals.mom.me/lobster-cockroach-similarities-7564.html

    http://www.geek.com/science/lobsters-really-are-cockroaches-of-the-sea-1614260/

    Japan aquarium to serve fried giant isopods for a limited time
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    Below is the land version
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    View this clip of an isopod (aquamarine roly poly)



    Crab eating an isopod



    Listen to how this man describes lobsters



    Interesting to think about

    Does this make a difference to those that consume these creatures for food, or does this seem far fetched and contrived?

    Thoughts?
     
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    I need someone who has eaten a roach to chime in.... I am super curious to know if they taste like lobster. But I won't be the one to try one
     
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    Yuk, yuk, yuk.
     
  5. UBNaturally

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    Yuk about eating roaches, or about thinking of lobsters as a big roach that has to be killed a certain way or it will release bacteria with its body.




    The fastest way to kill a lobster is the same way you'd dispatch zombies in a Walking Dead scenario: stab it in the head.


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    Press the tip of a knife in the crack you'll find set slightly behind the eyes on the head, and press down firmly and quickly, splitting the head completely in half. This will instantly sever the main nerve ganglia in the lobster's carapace (though it does nothing to the ganglia around the rest of its body, which is why you'll see its tail and claws continue to move for a long time after the lobster has been dispatched), as well as most of its vital organs.



    That a lobster will continue to crawl around and, well, act like a lobster even after its head has been removed is a good indication of the primitiveness of its nervous system. Like a cockroach, its body can still move even without a central brain to control it.

    Source:
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/05/the-food-lab-how-to-cook-shuck-lobster.html
     
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    Pigs are pretty bad too. The things that they hold on their body and eat....its pretty bad. Folks eat pork all the time.
     
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    Got my whole family off of pork... only took a few choice words to let them think about it.
    Plus a video clip of a pig eating feces, regurgitated animal carcasses, etc.

    I honestly think roaches and lobster may be a bit healthier than pork, they don't raise cholesterol and blood pressure. And then there's this...



     
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    Well lobsters and other crustaceans are the garbage disposals of the sea. So...I guess it's just another form of crap. I don't eat pork either, but I know plenty of people who do....and they are just fine.
     
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    Yea, the human body is amazing
     
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    Amazing...lol! We're very lucky.
     
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