publication . Article . 1996

Low-Cost, Low-Maintenance Rearing of Maggots in Hospitals, Clinics, and Schools

Frederic A. Wyle; Ronald A. Sherman;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1996 Journal: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, volume 54, pages 38-41 (issn: 0002-9637, eissn: 1476-1645, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
With the recent resurgence in the interest and use of maggot therapy, blow fly rearing can be expected to increase. The rearing of these necrophagous flies is technically simple, but can be expensive, malodorous, and wasteful of space. Although there are numerous references to maggot rearing in the older literature, they do not adequately address these specific problems. Therefore, we describe several of the simple, low-cost, and unobtrusive strategies for rearing blow flies that have proven useful in our hospital-based insectary.
free text keywords: Medical emergency, medicine.disease, medicine, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Maggot, Maggot therapy, music.instrument, music, business.industry, business, Blow fly
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