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Tarantula Burger

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by yeahhtrue, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. yeahhtrue

    yeahhtrue Active Member

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    This story has been making the rounds lately...

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...r-garnished-chargrilled-tarantuala/527328002/

    They say it's a "zebra tarantula", but that didn't look like an A. seemani, so I did some googling and found a place selling "canned zebra tarantula" which lists the ingredients as Haplopelma albostriatum aka the Thai Zebra Tarantula.

    I was wondering if this restaurant was getting in a shipment of live tarantulas and killing them or throwing them live into an oven, but now I'm thinking they might just be ordering the canned ones? Either way, weird.
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  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It's still horrible whichever way they get them :(
  3. Metalman2004

    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    My wife showed me this the other day.

    Strange, yes. If I were somewhere in Asia where tarantulas are a staple I’d absolutely give it a try. After all meat is meat and sustenance is sustenance. Am I going to take some stupid tarantula burger challenge? Nope.
  4. ALD

    ALD Active Member

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    Ugh. Yes. This has been going around. I can't look at it. To each their own. It's not for me. That's for sure.
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    I just couldn’t :eek:
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    Tarantula has a fishy chicken flavor...the legs aren't bad but the body is gross.:p:confused:
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  7. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    You speak from experience?

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