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Are maggots more nutritious than flies?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM

This is not a trolling question! In a post-apocalyptic world, which would be more nutritious for consumption ? Do you eat the maggot first or wait for it to mature?

Edit: In a normal world situation even, surely it's delicacy for some tribal folk?

07243c7700483a67386049f7b67d90a4

on December 14, 2012
at 01:30 PM

Maggots by proxy; Get a chicken ;)

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on December 13, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Flies inedible? Nah. My dog catches and eats flies all summer long, and he's fine.

7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on December 13, 2012
at 04:31 PM

I saw in some documentary where indigenous peoples would swish a sticky platter through the air, through clouds of tiny flies, collecting the insects as a source of food.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 13, 2012
at 03:56 PM

Neither. Go with tree grubs and edible insects. Flies are inedible as far as I know.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on December 13, 2012
at 01:23 PM

Good thought. I'm curious if it has the same biological make up like that along the lines of an egg to a chicken? Or would it be the nutritious ratios that make a difference... like you say, more fat in a maggot that would help you in a post-apocalyptic scenario?

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:13 PM

mmm, maggot goo.

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(4238)

on December 13, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Awesome question. I'm guessing the maggots contain more fat (as well as being easier to hunt/gather) but this is me doing some quick research before committing myself.

42cd0feeeda5fa2e2fe1c4fd8255073a

(1930)

on December 13, 2012
at 01:05 PM

I'm actually being serious. .. It came up in discussion & i thought of all people who could answer this question for me, paleohacks would be my best source. Am i asking to much? (hypothetical here folks .... )

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 13, 2012
at 12:50 PM

What's wrong with trolling? You forgot to put the picture of a maggot.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 13, 2012
at 12:49 PM

What do you mean - this is not a trolling question? What happens to good old trolling?

4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on December 13, 2012
at 12:24 PM

of course they are, what breed of idiot doesn't even know THAT?!

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on December 13, 2012
at 01:08 PM

Seems to me that maggots would have more juicy, gooey, nutritious goodness than drier, more chitinous adult flies.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on December 13, 2012
at 01:13 PM

mmm, maggot goo.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on December 14, 2012
at 12:02 AM

Why don't you do an experiment and find out. For the next month, eat nothing but maggots, and then get tested in all areas of blood analysis, etc. Then, repeat again with flies, and let us know the results.

Thanks for volunteering to help us get a final answer to this truly amazingly important question!

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4517f03b8a94fa57ed57ab60ab694b7d

on December 13, 2012
at 12:23 PM

of course they are, what breed of idiot doesn't even know THAT?!

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