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So I may have just eaten baby caterpillars !

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VictoriaBun Sat 08-Aug-20 13:43:47

So decided on a healthy ( ! ) lunch . Prepared some raw veg - carrot , some salad leaves , raw broccoli etc , with a slice of cheese.
Sat down and enjoyed it whilst looking around on mn . A few minutes later felt a little tickle on my chest to see it was a baby caterpillar . Have I just eaten his brothers and sisters ? Yuk and eek.
Have you done anything like that.

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Elouera Sat 08-Aug-20 13:46:51

Well, they were a bit of extra protein!!! grin

As a child, I was eating maltesers, and decided to bite 1 in half to see what the crunch was inside. Turns out they'd all be infested with weavils (or some sort of insect) and there was a little worm thing inside!!!

Illuyanka Sat 08-Aug-20 13:46:57

Don't you wash the veg?

VictoriaBun Sat 08-Aug-20 13:54:47

Yes but the broccoli which was probably the culprit was very dense and the caterpillar was tiny.

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LizzieMacQueen Sat 08-Aug-20 14:06:22

That'll teach you for eating healthy!

I often like a salad too, but raw brocolli? No thanks.

VictoriaBun Sat 08-Aug-20 14:07:54

Love raw broccoli

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BreadmanAndCake Sat 08-Aug-20 14:17:07

Had a little caterpillar in my broccoli earlier in the week, probably from that

DontGoIntoTheLongGrass Sat 08-Aug-20 14:19:51

Better eat the final one so he can be with his family 🐛

nasiisthebest Sat 08-Aug-20 14:32:04

Do you ever eat raisins or dried prunes or dates or other fruit? Because I seem to remember that regarding insect eggs they are allowed to be sold for consumption as long as there are 10 or less insect eggs per 100 grams. It's very common for dried fruits to have some small insects or their eggs in them. It's very likely you've already ingested lots of small bugs and eggs during your lifetime.

Gingaaarghpussy Sat 08-Aug-20 14:32:19

My granny did that once. She had a salad, noticed the caterpillar, put it on the side of her plate. When she finished there was no caterpillar in sight.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 08-Aug-20 14:56:27

All caterpillars are babies.They're baby butterflies. Misses the point of the thread

Justajot Sat 08-Aug-20 14:57:52

It's like eating an apple seed and a tree growing inside you. You're going to get butterflies growing inside you.

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "butterflies in your stomach". Truth is, that's nothing to do with nerves, it's from eating caterpillars.

Wankpuffin Sat 08-Aug-20 15:02:19

Should’ve had a Big Mac.

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