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17-year-Cicadas

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http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=5192299

 

i'm not ready for this disgustingness.

as of tomorrow the seventeen year cicadas will be coming out... =/

 

summary of article:

1.5 million per acre [about one city block / a football field]

each makes a noise as loud as a blender... with 1.5 million per block that's fucking crazy.

 

i've been told this so far:

17 years ago, when they came out, people had to shovel their sidewalks of them like you do with snow.

they will crawl up your pants thinking you are a tree.

grass looks like it is moving because there are so many on there.

when you walk around every step will be like walking on leaves in fall... but crunchier.

 

i'm definitely not excited for this.

 

some scientist guy said they come out tomorrow... and he was right about the date in other regions that have these little nasties. errr, big nasties.

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sicccccccccccckkkkk.

 

hahaha. I cannot wait. I was looking for them tonight actually.

 

A neighboring suburb is already swarmed with them.

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aaaah catface you WANT to see them?!

 

i was doing service hours today out in like will county or something

and this chick there was all "i'm so excited! i can't wait! there should be about 4 million per acre here because this land's been untouched for years!!" she works at like Tallgrass National Park i think it might be called... 20,000 acres of unlived-on land.

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that is AWESOME.

 

and the fact that they sound as loud as blenders is even more hilarious.

 

 

I'm going to take pictures if they show face.

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there gonna make a movie outta this... called "fucked by cicadas"

 

its gonna star the rock, and a bunch of no name actors who follow him around, and they all shoot the fuckin bugs when they take over the world

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as will i [pictures i mean]... but unfortunately cicadas are the only bug aside from those really big juicy spiders that i fear. =/ i'm a bit of a pussy when it comes to their fidgety legs... when they flip over onto their backs and those ugly legs go flailing, i run. almost literally.

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awe. poor dudes.

 

but hey, theyre just here for cicada sex, so I guess it can't be that bad for them.

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if you look down you can spit at about a dozen of them in spots.

once they are grown pinch them by both wings and let them spaz.

last time they were around i was seven, i will leave the math to you all,

but me and my brother would put them in wiffle balls and then see how

long they would last. their guts smell kinda like peanut butter.

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I read the main broods are on the eastern us seaboard, west to about indiana and south to tennessee. That sucks, I kind of always wanted to see this.

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uh that was a video in there. weird though ive never heard of these cicadas. feel sorry for them too, live for 17 yrs have sex for a few weeks and die. sucks.

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my dad told me about that shit from growing up in Michigan.. he said when you drive you can hear them crunching under your tires.. I don't give a fuck, if they were ladybugs that many of em would be gross..

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when i lived in virginia they came out in about.....'93

 

they ARE creepy and very LOUD!

 

good luck sleeping at night..

 

when they die, they leave a mess of shells..i remember my dad raking them into a huge pile..

 

very interesting creatures

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I remember that isht*.... it was pretty bad in Chicago.

 

Was it really 17 years ago?!?! I was in high school then, DAG, I feel old now.

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^^yeah...

 

We get the 7 and 14 year Cicadas cycles here, and

wow... People are seriously sweeping these fuckers off

their property! And no horse shit... the can and will

block the sun sometimes! It's kinda scary. Did I

mention that they are fucking HUGE!

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How To Eat Cicadas

 

Subjects > Animals > Insects > Cicada

 

See also Common Questions Asked About Cicadas ...

 

Recent articles, in magazines such as [National Geographic News], have talked about the craze of eating cicadas. According to Gene Kritsky, a biologist and cicada expert at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, ""They're high in protein, low in fat, no carbs. They're quite nutritious, a good set of vitamins."

 

Crawfish, lobster, crabs, shrimp, and insects are all part of the same biological phylum of arthropods. Jenna Jadin prepared a brochure in preparation for the emergence of Cicada Brood X called "Cicada-Licious: Cooking and Enjoying Periodical Cicada."

 

As with any food, proper preparation is important.

 

Cicadas are said to be crispy and crunchy, with a nutty, almondlike, flavor. Iroquois indians have a long history of eating cicadas. Cicadas are considered an Iroquois delicacy.

 

The best time to harvest cicadas for eating is in the coolness of the morning.

 

The cicadas can be cooked in a large frying pan in a way similar to popcorn. The taste is similr to the "crispy edges of the egg white of an overhard fried egg."

 

A popular way to prepare cicadas is to sautee them in butter with crushed garlic and basil. However, some people might not like the strong aroma that this produces.

 

Cicadas can also be dry-roated on a stick like a marshmallow over a fire.

 

You will probably want to remove the wings and legs because these have sharp edges.

 

Other popular cicada recipes include Cicada Stir-Fry and Cicada Dumplings.

 

It is also popular to cook insects such as cicadas with sugar. Chocolate covered cicadas are also popular gifts.

 

Many museums periodically have programs where they serve insect food. Contact your local museum to see if they are having a program to serve cicadas soon. The "Bug Bowl" festival in West Lafayette Indiana is an example of an event focused on eating all kinds of insects

 

the paper down here should have the recipes coming out soon.

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Adult Cicada Recipe

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Adult Cicadas can be eaten as well as Cicada Larvae. You should pick mature femalesyou’re your dish. Adult Cicada males have hollow abdomens and not much of a meat, but the female Cicadas are filled with lots of fat. Before you start your cooking you need to remove all the hard parts: wings, legs and head. These parts don’t contain much of the meat either but may be very sharp, so its best to get rid of them.

 

You will need: two tablespoons butter or peanut oil, one and a half pound of cicadas, two serrano chilies, raw, finely chopped, one tomato, finely chopped, one onion, finely chopped, one and a half table spoon ground pepper, one and a half table spoon cumin, three table spoon taco seasoning mix, one handful cilantro, chopped, Taco shells, Sour cream, Shredded cheddar cheese, Shredded lettuce.

 

All you need to do now is:

1. Heat the butter or oil in a frying pan and fry the cicadas for 10 minuts, or until cooked through.

2. Remove from pan and roughly chop into 1/4-inch cubes/ Place back in pan.

3. Add the chopped onions, chilies and tomato, season with salt, and fry for another 5 minutes on medium-low heat.

4. Sprinkle with ground pepper, cumin and oregano to taste.

5. Serve in taco shells and garnish with cilantro, sour cream, lettuce and cheddar cheese.

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Mmmmmm.....good eating

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