[at-l] "There's a Bug on My Plate" ...or... how eArThworm could be a cannibal

Frank Looper nightwalker.at at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 12:20:59 CST 2010

Got to me.
On Dec 11, 2010 1:12 PM, "Linda Patton" <lpatton at fsu.edu> wrote:
> Lee I. says his posts aren't getting thru to AT-L and asked me to forward
> If it DID go thru to AT-L previously, please let him know. Thx. ~~
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "L. Clayton Parker" <l.clayton.parker at gmail.com>
> Date: Saturday, December 11, 2010 11:48 am
> Subject: Re: [at-l] "There's a Bug on My Plate" ...or... how eArThworm
could be a cannibal
> To: Linda Patton <lpatton at fsu.edu>
> Cc: at-l <AT-L at backcountry.net>
>> Actually, we still eat "bugs", with gusto even! Americans and
>> Europeanslove lobster and shrimp and these are technically "bugs".
>> We use the
>> term to interchangeably label almost everything in the phylum
>> Arthropodawhich includes the insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and
>> others.
>> Around thirty years ago I was being shown around a local seafood
>> company's new, state-of-the-art seafood processing facility which
>> included a large refrigerated lobster holding tank that they used for
>> interim storage of lobsters flown in from Maine before being sold to
>> local restaurants. The owners were extremely proud of the facility but
>> were puzzled as to why the lobster kept dieing despite the most
>> carefulattention to their care. Hearing their plaint I pointed
>> across the room
>> to a can of insecticide labeled "fly spray" and asked if they had
>> usedthat in the room. They replied that yes they had. "YOU killed the
>> lobsters yourself, lobsters are bugs...."
>> Lee I Joe
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