[thechat] Fireflys Was: Replacement of Marshmallows

Ashok Hariharan Ashok at MagicalKenya.com
Mon Feb 10 10:27:01 CST 2003

On the subject of campfires and marshmallows and insects...

In western kenya (especially in the region around lake victoria)
roasted/fried flying ants are a delicacy.

During the rainy season,in the evenings...you can find people
waiting with hurricane lanterns around a a large bowl -- and the
ants just come flying in.  The guy then gathers up a ladle full of
ants and deep fries them.

Its crunchy and pretty tasty (actually much better than roast
peanuts) except for the occasional wing....


On 02/10/2003 06:19:50 PM Ron Luther wrote:
>Beetles actually -- not flies.
>They are native in the US at least as far west as Minnesota.
>Catch and release was always fun as a kid.
>Young girls used to squoosh 'em and apply ... for a temporary
>glow-in-the-dark makeover.

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