Dragonflies on the menu

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The consumption of aquatic insects is an underestimate aspect of rice culture societies. The island of Bali in Indonesia is more known for its beautiful landscape of ricefields than for its inhabitants’ entomophagy. Balineses enjoy eating dragonflies (larvae and pupae) … Continue reading

Insect ordeals in Amazonia

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People from the Amazon make use of insects such as ants and wasps, on different occasions, such as the early-reported “ant ordeals” initiation rites. Travel stories and more ethnographic journeys describe cruel and often spectacular practices in which men, women … Continue reading

Looking for kroto in Java

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The kroto (Oecophylla smaragdina) in the Malingping area, West-Java, Indonesia : harvesting and commercialization of a significant animal resource. In Indonesia, the collection and commercialization of  non-timber forest products give regular or extra income to the main agricultural activity, rice … Continue reading