How Long Do Maggots Live?

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Maggots form a part of the developmental stages in the life cycles of flies, and their life span is about 8-10 days, after which they moult into the pupa stage, and then turn into flies. The life cycle of a maggot begins with the egg stage, which leads to the larval stage on hatching.
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1. Use sterile saline solution to flush the maggots from the wound. You can find sterile saline in your local pharmacy in the eye care section. Squirt the solution into the wound
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Maggots live on food sources such as rotten meat and other rotting garbage, this is what they eat till they become flies.
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Most maggot-like creatures in the kitchen are actually not maggots (fly larvae) but rather
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On decaying matter- anywhere from flesh, fruit or feces. Kind of the clean up crew of the world. Something has to do it and they in turn feed many small reptiles, amphibians, birds
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Maggots are generally white and resemble a worm or caterpillar. In most cases you will see hundreds if not thousands at one location. Maggots are usually a stage in the growth of some insects. Most maggots will feed for a few days to a few weeks, depending on species, and then it will migrate away from the food supply to seek a good location to undergo metamorphosis.
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