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Re: dinosaur steaks and muscle fiber types
Domestic rabbit is a white meat-very much like chicken white breast,
while wild rabbit is dark meat (note: NOT red meat). Chicken has a
little bit of both. A theropod could easily be this part white meat and
part dark meat. I understand that white meat and dark meat on a chicken
is merely differences in blood usuage (but not sure why bunnies would be
different wild vs tame.).
What precludes a white meat and a red meat on the same animal?
James Norton wrote:
> Perhaps the thread about eating dino meat can be turned into something
> scientific. Ostrich meat is dark and "steak-like" because of the
> preponderance of fatigue-resistance, "red" muscle fibers, highly aerobic and
> signifying a creature that is very active. Croc meat, especially the tail,
> looks more like chicken breast or white fish because the muscle fibers are
> more of the fatigue-prone, anaerobic, glycogen-dependent, "white" type.
> Those of us who consider dinos as highly active would expect a theropod steak
> to be more like bear meat than chicken, red, juicy, and flavorful.