AvatarIII wrote:mathmannix wrote:AvatarIII wrote:ijuin wrote: Because of this, it may be more profitable to use cold-blooded creatures (reptiles, amphibians, or shallow-water fish) as a source of photosynthesizing meat, as their metabolic energy requirements are lower (plus they won't look strange since many of them are already green!). Consider how much less you have to feed a fish kept in an aquarium as compared to a mouse of equal body mass.
Then there's the fact that reptiles are rarely if ever cultivated for food.
Wow, maybe not in the UK, but definitely in the American South. Alligator meat is considered a delicacy in cajun cooking. (I've never eaten gator, but I have eaten rattlesnake. Very greasy.) What about you Aussies? I know you have Crocodiles, I saw Crocodile Dundee...
are 'gators actually farmed though or are they hunted from the wild?
Both in the U.S. at least:
Wikipedia: Alligator farm
Florida Alligator hunting info
Alligator recipes from the Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery in Louisiana (where they also let your kids play with baby alligators!)