Giant Water Scorpions
Three Giant Water Scorpions
Belostomatidae, also called Toe Biters
Despite the common name, these freshwater bugs are not really scorpions at all. They get their name due to the bite they can inflict.
In Thailand, they are called maeng da (แมงดา) and are commonly used in sauces as a flavor, served whole (great for kabobs) or simply as a snack.
For snacking or serving whole, the first step is to remove the wings. They are edible but very tough to chew.
Water Scorpion tastes a bit like pumpkin seed although, as is true with all bugs, they have a flavor of their own.
The easiest way to get people to eat a water scorpion is to use it as a flavor so they do not see the insect. However, it really freaks people out when you bite their heads off. Luckily, they really do taste great. If you like pumpkin seeds, you should definitely try giant water scorpions.
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Most Products: One Year Shelf Life
Buy with confidence due to the fact that most of our products carry a one year shelf life.
The crickets are roasted, the scorpions are salted and dried, and so forth. Most of our products will last up to a year on your shelves.
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In most cases, our minimum is 3 pieces per SKU but if you need fewer or would like samples, feel free to order what you need.
Our goal is to keep you stocked on the products that sell well for you.
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Nobody eats an insect for the first time without telling everybody they know and posting their accomplishment online.
When you first start to carry Entosense products, consider contacting your local media. The edible insect trend is new enough to get you and article in the local paper and/or a segment on TV and radio.
Post it online and ask your customers to use a specific hashtag like #bugsatmyplace so you can track and share customer posts.