These grubs are named after the bush they feed on (the witchetty bush) and are a staple in the diets of Aboriginal Australians. They are said to taste like almonds or any lightly cooked nuts and are high in protein. The grubs live about 2 feet under the ground. When handled they release a brown liquid as their defense mechanism. After they are dug up, the witchetty grubs can be eaten raw or cooked in hot ashes so their skin goes crispy. Their cooked center goes yellow like a hard boiled egg.