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Re: "being obnoxious"

Posted by Jewlz on July 27, 2006 at 19:54:07

In Reply to: Re: "being obnoxious" posted by Mr. Don on July 27, 2006 at 07:53:00:

here ya go!
Description: Witchetty grubs are the larvae of moths and beetles which bore into and eat the wood and sap of trees and shrubs. Small piles of sawdust around the base of a plant can indicate an entrance hole.

Aboriginal Use:
* The Grubs (up to 15cm long) were eaten raw or cooked tasting like scrambled eggs and peanut butter with a crispy chicken skin coating.

* When an abundance of grubs were found some root sections were taken (unbroken) so the grubs could be extracted and eaten when needed.
* Long thin stems with a backwards facing thorn or hook were use to fish the grubs out of their woody holes.
* In Central Australia the Witjuti grub came from the Witjuti bush (acacia kempeana) which produce an edible moth.
* The Warlpiri Aboriginals treat eye sores with a paste made from witchetty grubs.
* The grubs were also given to teething children to sooth their aching gums, as the grubs would last a long time because of their leathery skins.

sorry bout the long winded reply!