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Title: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: mothie on November 06, 2016, 10:44:07 PM
A general shout out for any copies of a Bug
Planning to work on a 12" or a 24" version
I've a quantity of cedar and Huron that needs a purpose!
And I'm on The small shallow lake that feeds into Lake Macquarie
Thanks
Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: derekwarner on November 06, 2016, 11:51:12 PM
Hullo mothie....welcome to MBM........[/b]you must know a Balmain Bug when you see one.....a true gastronomic delight in NSW   O0 ...... Derek


Ibacus peronii,

The Balmain bug or butterfly fan lobster, is a species of slipper lobster. It lives in shallow waters around Australia
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Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: imsinking on November 07, 2016, 12:19:58 AM
Is this a . .  .. BLONDE BUG ? ? ?
 MARTIN . . . . .  <*<
Bill
Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: derekwarner on November 07, 2016, 02:11:05 AM
Bill.....not sure if you are colour blind :embarrassed:........the Bugs are translucent green/grey in the uncooked state, then reddish/orange when cooked  :-))

mothie....years ago, a good acquaintance had his family cruiser moored just off Dora creek...he was also a 1/2 owner in the MV Wangi Queen

Many a long weekend on Lake Macquarie ...& anchored most evenings off Pulbra island..........the health of the lake was absolutely superb for sea life %).....

But anyway, tell us more about your intended build................. Derek

Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 07, 2016, 02:13:35 AM
Is this a . .  .. BLONDE BUG ? ? ?
 MARTIN . . . . .  <*<
Bill

 :o  :o  No, no, no it is the common Redhead variety found in Brisbane  %)  %)
Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: mothie on November 07, 2016, 02:48:56 AM
The "bug" illustrated was treated as a rubbish "by catch" by the early prawners in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Was known as the Moreton bay Bug.
As I kid in the 50's in Darwin, we bought a sugar bag full of these , direct from the boats for a bob.
The prawners  were only after prawns. Go figure!


But, I remain hopeful that someone has a draft or lines of the other Bug.
Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: tigertiger on November 07, 2016, 01:48:45 PM
Back on topic,
this was discussed a while back, have a look here http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4210.msg214072.html#msg214072 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4210.msg214072.html#msg214072)


Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: BFSMP on November 07, 2016, 03:33:40 PM

What a beautiful little creature Derek.


Never seen anything like that. Amazing what nature produces in it's process of evolution.


Thank you for posting the picture and information guys. you learn something new very single day.


Jim.
Title: Re: Balmain Bug lines?
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 07, 2016, 08:22:03 PM
What a beautiful little creature Derek.


Never seen anything like that. Amazing what nature produces in it's process of evolution.


Thank you for posting the picture and information guys. you learn something new very single day.


Jim.

Mothie is correct, the unwanted  Moreton Bay Bug is now sold as a delicacy at seafood outlets and in restaurants.

Times change.