Maggots: not just for dinner anymore
April 12, 2003 5:25 PM   Subscribe

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 (7 comments total)
this link rules. thank you kindly.

[this is good]
posted by fishfucker at 5:31 PM on April 12, 2003

i know i have to rise above this thread, or drown in its shit.
(good link, but i had to say this)
posted by the aloha at 5:58 PM on April 12, 2003

You were right...that link was gross. I didn't believe you.

The maggot art is so delicate - the one called Tulip is really beautiful. I wish they'd have some movies of the maggots trailing the paint over the paper, though.
posted by iconomy at 6:43 PM on April 12, 2003

nice linkage jearbear. i was pleased to see the link to the missoula maggots and maggotfest. i have played in the tournament twice and have attended the festival 5 times now. missoula becomes an insane, beer-fueled, riot of a town! it's like a violent mardi-gras, but with less boobs.
posted by car_bomb at 7:23 PM on April 12, 2003

Some people.
posted by xmutex at 7:30 PM on April 12, 2003

I saw some of the "larval therapy" on some Discovery/TLC show a couple of years ago...and it was bizarrely, strangely hypnotic. Gross, disgusting, and creepy...and yet I couldn't look away.

posted by davidmsc at 9:55 PM on April 12, 2003

The maggot of choice is the Black Soldier Fly. At least for waste management.

It can dispose of nigh any one living thing, so long as it s not high in cellulose.

What you do is throw the 'things you want to be rid of' in a pit. Make sure the pit has a 45 degree wall. The BSF can get out, any other maggots can't. Why are you worried about others? Well, the blowflies/flesh flies can carry bacteria that can effect humans. BSF's don't have the bacteria issue.

The maggots will crall the 45 degree walls, and into a collection bucket. You can then take the collection bucket of maggots and feed them to 'yar critters' Fish, foul, etc la.

1 lbs of maggots get rid of 3 lbs of material.

Here's what else is neat, if you own herps. The maggots will gutload REALLY easy. They will eat 'fresh' greens too.
posted by rough ashlar at 5:57 AM on April 13, 2003

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