After being bitten by the spider, has Peter Parker ever eaten or craved eating bugs as a side effect?

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    Spider-man, Spider-man, eats whatever a spider can.... – Robert Columbia Jul 22 '19 at 18:47
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    Seeing that the FDA has an acceptable level of "whole or equivalent insect parts" in food, Peter Parker and everyone else who has eaten anything once grown on a farm has eaten bugs. – B540Glenn Jul 23 '19 at 12:59
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    @B540Glenn I'm not sure it's taking this question in good faith to not interpret it to mean "gone out of his way to eat bugs as would a spider in contrast to human tendencies" – Darren Ringer Jul 23 '19 at 22:11
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    In the Spider-Verse, when she was Spider-Man, River Tam did... – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jul 24 '19 at 12:48
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    Web-swinging through a coastal city? One imagines that his full-face mask was inspired in no small part by sand flies. – tjd Jul 24 '19 at 17:50

Depending on how much you're willing to look into it, kinda? In The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter catches a fly (0'15 in the clip below), and is seen licking his fingers at 0'30. Might not be actual craving though, perhaps just uneasiness.

  • Judging from his overall behavior, I'd say he wasn't intentionally tasting his fingers – DCOPTimDowd Jul 24 '19 at 16:38

Spiders-Man of Earth-11580 almost certainly has.

Comic panels showing Spiders-Man of Earth-11580 transcribed below with the right panel showing him made up of spiders


Thousands of spiders that believe they are Peter Parker of Earth-11580.

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    Hmmm I'm not sure if this counts as "Peter Parker" considering the quote in the image but it is certainly a borderline case. – TheLethalCarrot Jul 23 '19 at 13:32
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    I don't know if this counts as Peter Parker, but it's amusing. – DavidW Jul 23 '19 at 13:32
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    This here is some nightmare fuel I did not need. Well done. – GreySage Jul 23 '19 at 16:08
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    What is happening in the right panel? – Amy Jul 24 '19 at 14:57
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    @RossThompson Ooooh, Spiders-Man. He's physically made of spiders. Thanks. – Amy Jul 24 '19 at 15:36

In Spider-Man: The Animated Series Spider-Man mutates into his final mutation form from the initial spider bite and becomes Man-Spider. Presumably he ate some bugs in this form even if we don’t explicitly see it, that I remember.

full view of Man-Spider from the cartoon

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    Even if we did see this form eating bugs, I'd have trouble still considering this thing as Peter. – DCOPTimDowd Jul 22 '19 at 19:22
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    @DCOPTimDowd It is Peter, just mutated. He later reverses it. – TheLethalCarrot Jul 22 '19 at 19:23

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