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Maggots

Maggot

1. (Science: zoology) The footless larva of any fly. See larval.

2. A whim; an odd fancy.

Origin: W. Macai, pl. Maceiod, magiod, a worn or grub; cf. Magu to bread.


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Home Work Question

susan is setting up an experiment to test whether fly maggots select a dark or a brightly lit environment. She sets up a chamber in which there is a gradient in light intensity from one end (dark) to the other (brightly lit). She needs to formulate ...

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by zak
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:33 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Work Question
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Deer/maggot biology

There are maggots that won't eat live flesh, but there are LOTS of fly species - either the maggots were working the margins, eating flesh that had died, or they weren't that kind of maggot...

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by Darby
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:23 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer/maggot biology
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Deer/maggot biology

... punch to go straight through. In both cases, damage could be considerable that infected would cause necrosis of tissue which would entice the maggots. The injury might have also severed blood supply to the region which would have caused necrosis as well. You are correct that maggots do not ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:15 am
 
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Topic: Deer/maggot biology
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Deer/maggot biology

... the animal was shot throughout the body? Anyway the shot was infected and the muscle in around got dead. Thus it could be eaten by worms/maggots (I don't know the English names either).

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by JackBean
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:53 pm
 
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Topic: Deer/maggot biology
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Deer/maggot biology

... animal had a hole on each side of its body from a previous injury (hunter's shot most likely, entrance and exit wound). Each hole was covered in maggots. Lots of hair was gone and falling out in clumps around the wounds. The bare spots where hair was missing was black when it should have been ...

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by alduflux
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:46 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deer/maggot biology
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