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About the simple possibility cook underwatter with electricity - could be used something like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressure_cooking#Third_generation_%22electric_pressure_cookers%22 I have some at home, it is insulated from the heat inside, so while there is boiling watter inside, hotter then 100C, it is just nice warm outside and can be ...


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Terran herbivores' adaptations to terran cellulose and lignin which surrounds each cell in plants was to evolve a wide variety of mechanical and chemical means of breaking down that cellulose and lignin that makes them very different to carnivores, which must merely ingest the food they obtain, which may or may not involve chopping the food into bite-sized ...


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Either the Aggressive Anteater-like eating equipment... The interior is gooey. There is hard and yucky stuff that you don't want to deal with both on the surface and on the inside of the plant. So, just ignore all of that and go straight to the juicy bits. The herbivores in question would probably have a needle-like beak that can pierce the outer shell, with ...


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The answers that mention that people on land cook with boiling water neglect the point, brought up by @OmarL, that water conducts heat very well. When you cook pasta in boiling water on the stove, it works well because the pot is surrounded by air that insulates the pot and allows it to be much hotter than the environment. To cook underwater efficiently, you'...


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The biggest difficulty mermaids run into while cooking is the fact that water conducts heat much better than air. So they find it extremely difficult to keep the heat insulated from their own bodies. The way to combat this is to make sure that they're standing below the meat that's cooking. This way, the convection brings most of the heat upward, away from ...


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Yes. Electrical power = current^2 * resistance. We have incandescent lightbulbs underwater, and lightbulbs are just cooking surfaces that produce light as a side-effect. Just be sure to insulate the cooking apparatus from the rest of the ocean lest it dissipate your heat. Also, there are many materials that burn underwater by providing their own oxygen, ...


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Consider Not Cooking For starters, electricity and water are not a great combination. Your merfolk are as likely to cook themselves as anything else. Beyond that, ask yourself if they need to cook at all? The main reasons humans learned to cook is so that we could break down the fibrous cellular structures of roots and grains making them easier to digest, ...


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Cooking requires water and heat. It doesn't matter if the heat comes from a flame or not. Your merfolk could either place their food close to a thermal vent if they live deep enough. Otherwise, close to the surface, they could use lenses and mirrors to drive sunlight onto a pot above water. A device that works like this is sometimes called a solar oven, but ...


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Prisoners in USA cook using electricity, by putting electric cables inside pots of water. The water boils in a few seconds, yes black outs are probable. There's a guy on YouTube who explains how he used to cook pasta in prison this way. Also electric stoves/heaters/boilers have existed for more than a century now. And yes, rice cooked in a rice cooker is ...


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A little heat and a lot of time will cook just about anything Sous vide is a popular cooking method that involves putting food in a vacuum bag and sitting it in a warm bath for a few hours. There's no reason merfolk couldn't use the same approach to cook food underwater. Using an electric eel would probably not work because of the energy requirements of ...


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Deposition in skin/carapace: Waste is deposited in either skin or a carapace. As the skin flakes or a carapace is shed, the waste materials are carried away with it. So whatever outer coating your aliens have, it is likely something that grows and is at least periodically shed. A high concentration of unpleasant waste in the outer surface might be a ...


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Waste is gas. Does that count? A car does not pee or poo, because it exhales its water as vapor and CO2 as the gas. If your aliens were fueling themselves with carbs as a car is fueled with gas, maybe the waste is all gaseous metabolic waste. It grows. A crystal does not excrete as it takes in soluble "nutrient". Those materials are added to ...


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This is mostly a social issue, as the limits of genetic engineering and the other science is vast. Socially, we've seen some new disruptions in what people consider acceptable cuisine just recently. In San Francisco (but also elsewhere) the millennials who work for startups have started consuming something branded "Soylent" (this name helping drive ...


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You are going to stop your enhancement at cellulase? These enhanced humans perceive their world differently. What we perceive as a mouthful of cardboard is delightfully textured to them. They can perceive and appreciate the components used - poplar and fir, with an intriguing hint of hemp. And the dessert of cotton trimmings from the Levi's factory in ...


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A possible answer NOTE: What follows is a possible solution, not the only solution. Evolution is frighteningly creative but is limited to what it has to work with. Setting the stage For simplicity, we’ll go medium sized. Our herbivore is a quadruped mammal about 80cm at the shoulder (if it helps, I’m picturing a large-ish goat). Its targeted food is one of ...


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Not Much: Humans throughout history have been more than willing to shove almost anything into their mouth. If it tastes gross, they spit it out (unless they are starving). Your enhanced ability to digest material will mostly help people at the very fringes of your culture, and any culture widely applying genetic engineering on sentients is unlikely to have a ...


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Completely different ones The "hard walls" most plants have was an evolutionary pressure that herbivores had to adapt to (flat teeth for grinding, ruminant gut bacteria, etc.). What you are proposing is that we remove that evolutionary pressure. In that case, another evolutionary pressures would have dictated the ability to reproduce. There's no ...


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This seems more of a cookery question than a worldbuilding question. Seeing as your question is tagged medieval-europe, I suppose that's your setting. A lot of stews were eaten then. The insects could be ground and added to the stew. Sausage, as someone mentioned, is also a great idea.


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Doubtful The nice thing about being at the top of the food chain is that the organisms lower down have done all the hard work concentrating energy into themselves. Consuming a herbivore is a much more energy-efficient activity than gathering, eating and digesting all of the vegetation that the herbivore had to consume, with the added bonus that the ...


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Most obviously either skewers, or clay… skewers as for any food, clay as for hedgehogs. All canines are known for their love of digging. Is it a giant leap from that, to wrapping the meal in clay and dropping the package straight into the flames? That both helps to stop the fire from burning before it cooks, and when it's pealed off, leaves all the prickles ...


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Cooking their food is really just a side effect of killing their food with fire. Firehawk raptors have been known to carry flaming branches from bushfires to unburned areas, as a means of flushing out prey. Perhaps your werewolves do something similar, except rather than merely flushing them out and swooping in when they're in the open (a tricky manoeuvre ...


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I would imagine that if the werewolves can do all that you describe they could probably also carry people? You've probably seen depictions of how heretics were burned at the stake in some times and places (do an image search for "bloody mary burning protestants" for an example). The werewolves could do that, except, impale their prey on the stake ...


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If having food cooked was a necessity (for instance, the food is poisonous before cooked to a certain extent), and these werewolves have no 'inventive power' as L.Dutch pointed out, then it would make sense that a possible reason werewolves end up cooking their food is because their natural environment has elements that can naturally cook it. Perhaps they ...


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They would cook their food using the exact same methods, tools and motivation as normal wolves. I.E. Not at all, using just their teeth, and why on earth would they cook their food? Until you allow them better cognitive abilities, they will not use fire at all.


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They bury their food an inch below the surface, then start a fire on it. Once their instincts tell them the food is ready, they throw dirt over the fire with their back paws and dig up the cooked meal.


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As the L.Dutch's answer says, the cognitive ability to connect "I do this" with "I get nicer food" is what I would say is inventive. However, as you ask the question I assume you are allowing them sufficient cognition to light a fire to use for cooking which requires similar mental abilities. I will assume you mean they cannot invent a ...


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Spitroast and cooking pots How do you hold it over a fire is something quickly solved. Out of practical standpoint you don't want to hold it for a long time. Impale it on a stick and put the stick in the ground so it'll lean over the fire. Or impale it and have it strung over the fire by some other sticks. Otherwise a cooking pot. They serve the purpose to ...


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They don't cook their food. Even the most elementary recipe is an inventive act, because it requires the capability of abstracting the consequence of different steps on the final result, as well as learning from experimental results. E.g. "a raw potato placed into a fire for some time becomes sweeter". Since you state They have no language or ...


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In some sense it seems you overthink a little, considering what I saw looking for "meat diet" on google, maybe not surprising. Indigenous people, which live in permafrost areas in the north, are well known to sustain themselves predominantly on a meat/fish diet. I would say 100% of food is that, but if they are bothering to eat some moss or other ...


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