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Old 05 Nov 2005, 18:04   #1 (permalink)
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I am curious to know what u think the Tau eat.

I always think of the Tau to be simmilar to the Japanese, so I believe the Tau would eat the same type of food and I believe that red meat would be a delicacy for them... I would like to know whether u think this would work, since the Tau homeplanet is a hot and dry climat. Because of this, I am assuming that large animals would be quite rare, since water would be scarce, and the most common animals would be birds, rodents and reptiles, as well as fish in the oceans.
But then I think... Would the Tau be more likly to be vegetarian or almost, only eating any type of meat rarely...

With all this thinking I'm confusing myself, so I'll stop and see what u think
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Most people seem to believe the Tau are vegetarian, or at least eat little meat.

Personally, I like to add my own belief that Tau hold alcohol like a chav...
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Personally, I like to add my own belief that Tau hold alcohol like a chav...
Meaning they don't hold it well???
I sorta thought the Tau rarely drunk any alcohol, cuz there bodies couldn't take it well and even something light would go straight to their head.
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Exactly. Tau don't drink often, so they never developed a resistance to alcohol.
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I would say the Tau dont eat much meat... or eat much at all for that manner. Their physique is slim...very slim... I would say that they are mostly vegetarian since meats would give them lots of fat.

Or maybe their digestive system is different than ours...
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Kill Team makes them out to be vegetarian IIRC.

They do drink, but as has been said, not much [most Tau anyway].
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Old 05 Nov 2005, 18:38   #7 (permalink)
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They aren't fully vegetarians. They say in the codex (p. 5) that before the Ethereals, the Earth Caste had agriculture and the Fire Caste were hunters. I think the Fire Caste eats more meat than the rest of the castes because they need lots of protein to fight well. The rest of the Tau probably eat 90% vegatables, fruits, and nuts and 10% meat.
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Well in Kill Team it has the military figures not eating meat too.

'Fire Caste were hunters.'

Yes, used to be. Not anymore. That was at a time when the Tau killed each other. The Air Caste had wings etc. Things have changed an aweful lot.
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What I mean is that although everything has changed, if they had to eat it before, then it would be a part of their diets until Natural Selection would prevent it. They haven't had much biological evolution, so Natural Selection probably hasn't had enough time to completely make protein not needed in thr Tau diet. They've only had technological advancement, so I'm sure meat has to be a part, even if only small, part of their diets. Biology 101.
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I would say the Tau dont eat much meat... or eat much at all for that manner. Their physique is slim...very slim... I would say that they are mostly vegetarian since meats would give them lots of fat.
Yes, the Tau are small and slime, but they are tough... or atleast the Shas are. I would imagine the Tau to keep a good phisic so that they may work better to serve the greater good... I'm sure even the water and air castes would also try and keep a good, balanced diet which contains all the nutrients their bodies require for the job they'v gotta do (ie: Fio and Shas would eat more proteins than the others). Each caste and each job type within the caste would follow different, but prespeciffied diets.
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