• Edible Venomous Arachnids
Bag of three edible venomous arachnids. Chinese red headed centipede, Black Asian Forest Scorpion and Armor Tail Scorpion.

1. Chinese Red Headed Centipedes are native to East Asia and parts of Australia; they live in moist environments and can grow up to 8 inches long. Their venom is reported to be far superior to morphine for pain control. They have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries.

You can find Red Headed Centipede for sale at Chinese night markets; they are usually skewered onto sticks and deep-fried. They have a slightly bland bitter taste. They taste better grilled with a little salt or soy sauce.

2. Black Scorpion a.k.a Asian Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus Longimanus sp)

Heterometrus Longimanus Scorpions are common to most parts of Thailand and S.E. Asia and are a delicacy to those who live in the north-east of Thailand and S.E. Asia region. They are one of the few species that is known to be edible.

Due to evolving from an amphibious ancestor their meat is similar in taste to the sea prawn. Some people say the taste is similar to liquorice without the sweetness, one person compared them to dark chocolate. The dehydrated version has a jerky like texture and is packed full of protein and vitamins, especially its exoskeleton which is high in calcium.

3. Armor tail scorpions (Mesobuthus martensii) have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, they are believed to protect against colds, flu, infections and diseases. They are also believed to contain antibacterial properties and are said to have many other uses. They are also sold as nutritious snack foods at local markets. You can usually find them skewered onto sticks and deep-fried.

Ingredients: Dehydrated Chinese red headed centipede, Black Asian Forest Scorpion, Armor Tail Scorpion, Salt.

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Edible Venomous Arachnids

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