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Crawdaddy
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Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
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Dear Meat Flies question
After cleaning one of the deers at the camp, the meat was put in a large ice chest with some big blocks of ice in the shade. The guys ran off to the store to get bags of ice. The ice chest was not closed all the way and has a small gap. After about an hour and a half when they returned to add the ice, they opened the ice chest. Inside was about 2 dozen or so flies. It was cold in there so they were hardly moving or not moving at all. They removed the flies, rinced with few gallons of water, added the ice, and said will rinse the meat with the hose pipe when they get home, and then add fresh ice.

Did the flies harm anything? This was the debate this weekend. I say no. too cold for the flies inside. Worse things have been on the meat before it can get a good rice and rub down. Urine, guts, etc.

This post was edited on 12/3 at 4:25 pm



deaconjones35
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Pride
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
I'd eat it.


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TheDrunkenTigah
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
10881 posts

re: Dear Meat Flies question
I won't go into details but you might want to soak that in some salt water or something. I say this as someone who isn't really squeamish about food, but bugs on raw meat is gross, and ice doesn't actually kill anything.


Crawdaddy
USA Fan
Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
I always add salt to my ice when I let the meat sit for a few days. Not sure if they do


Nodust
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
Cooking it will kill any eggs the flies laid. Freezing it will do the trick also.


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Motorboat
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
Would not bother me one bit.


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TheDrunkenTigah
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
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always add salt to my ice when I let the meat sit for a few days. Not sure if they do


Salt should do the trick. Eggs aren't the worry, it's the bacteria that were on that dead armadillo the flies were on that can still grow slowly even in a freezer.


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Junior23
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
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but bugs on raw meat is gross

More protein!!


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yellowfin
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Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
it's fine unless you plan to eat it raw
This post was edited on 12/3 at 4:34 pm


faxis
LSU Fan
La.
Member since Oct 2007
7773 posts

re: Dear Meat Flies question
Salt and vinegar in the ice water for awhile if you think you just need to do something. It'll be fine if you don't. You aren't eating it raw.


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KingRanch
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The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
IWEI


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brmach
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East Trenton, LA
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
Cooking it will kill anything the flies left behind.


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Nascar Fan
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
Flies just give it more flavor


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tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
Those flies are likely 20x cleaner than the hands on Jamarcus who fixed your whopper with cheese last week.


thanksjhester
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Shrevetown
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Dear Meat Flies question
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Those flies are likely 20x cleaner than the hands on Jamarcus who fixed your whopper with cheese last week.
Lifts hand and gives a big high five.


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Yellerhammer5
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2012
3792 posts

re: Dear Meat Flies question
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Those flies are likely 20x cleaner than the hands on Jamarcus who fixed your whopper with cheese last week.


Probably, but it doesn't change the fact that both of them S#(% all over his food.


Crawdaddy
USA Fan
Slidell. The jewel of Louisiana
Member since Sep 2006
14081 posts

re: Dear Meat Flies question
ever gut shoot a deer? Ever bust the blader all over the meat? It happens and a good hose pipe takes care of it.


Yellerhammer5
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2012
3792 posts

re: Dear Meat Flies question
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ever gut shoot a deer? Ever bust the blader all over the meat?


You must have me confused with faxis.



KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
60327 posts

re: Dear Meat Flies question
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You must have me confused with faxis.


Damn good memory



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REB BEER
South of I-20
Member since Dec 2010
6893 posts

re: Dear Meat Flies question
IWEI.

As said before, cooking it will kill anything.


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