[NAFEX] Cicadas, eating thereof

Brungardt, Sam Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Fri Apr 30 16:17:04 EDT 2004


Why not let guineas or ducks eat the beetles in your yard or orchard and
then later enjoy the birds on the dinner table?  Despite the fact that
poultry is touted by many as a good control for Jpanese beetles,
researched-based info on using poultry to control Japanese beetles,
ticks, grasshoppers and other insect pests is rare.  However, one Univ.
of Wisconsin source (http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/mbcn/fea508.html )
provides info on biological controls (including wild birds and poultry)
of insects.

Also, the book, Gardening with Guineas, promotes these feathered furries
as a control for Japanese beetles and other pests (see
http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/)

And here's something by one woman who values guineas for their keeping
Japanese beetles under control:
http://search.csmonitor.com/durable/1999/10/06/p17s1.htm

On the other hand, this guinea grower finds guineas of little value in
controlling Japanese beetles.  Her humorous assessment can be seen at
http://www.portlandphoenix.com/features/postcard/documents/03378642.asp.

-----Original Message-----
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of rob hamilton
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 1:45 PM
To: longdistshtr; North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Cicadas, eating thereof


One of the links suggested that Japanise Beatles being
edible.  Next month I will have enough to eat and put
up for storage.  Anyone got a recipe for JB jam? :)

Actally, I dont think I could stand popping them in my
mouth (at least the adults), but I wish I could get
the birds interested in them.

Robert


--- longdistshtr <longdistshtr at shtc.net> wrote:
> As Jerry Lehman mentioned in his American Persimmon
> Interest Group Article
> (Pomona, Spring '04) some Native American diet items
> have gone unappreciated
> over the years. However uninformed this information
> may seem, there is an
> element of fact in it.
> Being that this is a target year for the emergence
> of tenerals from all
> those grubs which have been gnawing our delicate
> feeder roots for almost two
> decades, there is a chance for revenge and also to
> revive a favored fare of
> this Land's former inhabitants.
> They are surprisingly delicious and in some parts of
> the Country there will
> be plenty of them to sample if you are so inclined.
> Try 'em. You'll
> probably like 'em.  The females are best. The listed
> site has several
> recipes.  I'd advise one to stay away from the
> saturated fat in the
> chocolate covered ones. Leave a few to serenade me
> with their "July Fly
> Overture" on a hot summer afternoon while I sip my
> Mint Julep.
> 
>
http://www.urhome.umd.edu/newsdesk/pdf/cicada%20recipes.PDF
> 
> Doc Lisenby
> Zone 7/8 (SC-whar we don't know nothin' 'bout no
> 'simmon puddin' but the
> 'possums are good 'n fat)
> 
> 
> 
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