Eating ones study subjects

Chris J. Durden drdn at
Tue Aug 29 09:37:23 EDT 2000

I knew a graduate student once (at Yale) who served her research material
on crackers at her post defense party - A "caviar" of brush chromosomes!
I worked on fossil cockroaches which I think all will agree are totally
inedible. The only living roaches that might tempt me are *Cryptocercus
punctulatus* or *Gromphadorhina portentosa* which smells like an Arb*'s
Roast Beef Sandwich and is coveted by my chameleon and sugar glider.

At 05:20  29/08/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I am mere suggesting that he don't know which is the good parts. ;-) 
>As far as eating bugs is concerned, I stick with lobster. Close enough. 
>"Chris J. Durden" wrote:
>> At 03:25  28/08/00 -0400, you wrote:
>> >
>> >I enjoyed the charming naivete, however, of the colleague (I forget who)
>> >who tasted a butterfly wing. The wings are usually the yuckiest, as they
>> >are a) easiest to get a beakful of and b) sort of expendable.
>> It was Prof. Urquart who ate the monarch wing and said it tasted like burnt
>> toast. Remember he was eating a northern, less toxic monarch that had fed
>> on northern less toxic milkweeds.
>> .......Chris

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