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We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat

Screwworms, once the scourge of livestock (as well as pets and occasionally humans [link to VERY GRAPHIC slideshow]) throughout the Western Hemisphere, have been eradicated from the United States since 1966. In addition to constant vigilance by veterinary services and livestock handlers, who treated wounds immediately and set traps [link to 1920s informational film], the method which ultimately led to control of this horrifying pest is sterile insect technique. Maps showing the progress of the technique can be seen here. The USDA's National Agriculture Library maintains a special collection on the Screwworm Eradication Program. Here is a good overview of the problem and the USDA's solution, complete with (somewhat gruesome) pictures and videos. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 29, 2010 - 58 comments

A fly in the ointment

MRSA eaten by maggots.
posted by orthogonality on Oct 28, 2007 - 35 comments

Face Off

A Funeral Home With Gory Problems. "A Harlem funeral home has been sued for losing bodies and filching corpses from nearby hospitals. Now it must answer charges that a dead man's body was chewed up by rats." [from the Village Voice]
posted by davy on May 28, 2007 - 44 comments


Maggot Art. "A fantastic new teaching tool for use in the elementary school setting. Children get hands-on experience with insects that most people find truly disgusting -- maggots -- while creating a beautiful piece of artwork to share with others."
posted by lola on Oct 15, 2003 - 10 comments

Maggots: not just for dinner anymore

Maggot art! Ah, maggots - some folk find them gross (warning, gross), some find them tasty, some think they're pretty bad-ass, and name their hardcore band or rugby team after them. But truly, their greatest talent must be as artists.
posted by jearbear on Apr 12, 2003 - 7 comments

11-year-old files $1M suit against McDonald's for maggot-infested cheeseburger.

11-year-old files $1M suit against McDonald's for maggot-infested cheeseburger. This is in the same league as the woman who got a fried chicken head in her McNuggets a while ago.
posted by dayvin on Jul 3, 2001 - 14 comments

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