A maggot is the common name of the larval phase of development in insects of the order Diptera (flies). Sometimes the word is used to describe the larval stage of any insect. It is also the label for Slipknot fans.
Parasitic Maggots [change]
While large maggots only eat necrotic tissue in living animals and can be symbiotic, certain types of maggots are parasitic, like the Botfly larvae. These larvae spend part of their life cycle as parasites under the skin of living animals. As a result myiasis will take place in the host causing symptoms like sores and irritating lesions and even death.
Apple Maggot: An apple maggot is the larvae of a fly or other thing. The larvae is laid by a mother/female apple maggot (a fly of some sort).Larvae is laid right under the skin of an apple. It’s already pretty obvious what they eat most. Apples. Once the larvae start growing, it will eat the apple leaving rotten, brown, channels going through the apple. This may make you never want to eat an apple ever again since you can’t see the larvae under the skin of the Apple!
Edible Maggots: Even though you probably will not EVER even think about eating a maggot, it is possible! People have eaten maggots for a number of years because they CAN be healthy in a very disgusting way. But don’t go around eating any maggots because if you do chew the wrong kind then that is just nasty. If you don’t chew and swallow one whole, then yes it will probably eat you starting in your stomach. Maggots have a good source of protein in them so if you need protein, VUALA!
Other websites [change]
- Maggot vending machines in the UK
- Maggot Therapy Project - Website at the University of California, Irvine, list of maggot therapy practitioners
- suppliers of Medical Maggots (disinfected Phaenicia sericata larvae), picture of Medical Maggots vial
- BioTherapeutics Education and Research Foundation
- Get rid of Maggots - Website with visitors' input on getting rid of maggots
- Biotherapy with leeches and maggots