[ExI] will raise bugs for food

darren shawn greer dgreer_68 at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 6 11:30:49 UTC 2010

> Have you ever seen a Regal Moth [1] up close?

Strangely enough, I had the larva for this beast on the side of my house last week. My friend's kids pointed it out and were freaking. It was bright green, seven or eight cms in length, and fat as a good cuban cigar. It also had four red-tipped spikes on its foremost segment. We looked it up on the 'net and decided it was the larva for a regal moth (which I had never heard of until that day.) Coincidence? I think not. I suspect Yahweh wants me to breed them for food.


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-- Anonymous

> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 23:24:30 -0400
> From: msd001 at gmail.com
> To: extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
> Subject: Re: [ExI] will raise bugs for food
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 9:06 PM, darren shawn greer
> wrote:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA7QFfnMYPc
>> Here's a pioneer in the field, though apparently he didn't know much about monarchs. Or maybe it was a very original suicide attempt.
> Have you ever seen a Regal Moth [1] up close? One landed on my
> building at work; a coworker asked me to verify if this thing was real
> - see the link below, a moth with a wingspan of 9.5-15.5 cm! Very few
> of the pictures I could find online have any appreciable scale to
> imagine so large a moth. I described it as an orange tarantula with
> wings. The bottom picture on the Wikipedia page gives some scale of
> the larvae in a human hand. So if Spike is looking for a candidate
> source for HPG, it won't take many of these fatties to make a filling
> snack.
> [1] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citheronia_regalis
> [2] picture with scale:
> http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showimage/2826/ (#7 of 15)
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