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Maggot is a general term for the larval form of an insect. They appear 2-5 days after an adult insect lays its eggs. In the case of a deceased animal, flies are usually the source of maggots. The flies lay their eggs after being drawn to the smell of rotting flesh. The eggs hatch into maggots and they get their nutrients from eating the body. This also aids in decomposition. Actually there is a field of forensics called forensic entymology or solving crimes by observing the insects/larva on a body. Each insect has a specific life cycle and the time it takes for the larva to hatch can be diagnostic.

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How do maggots get into a dead body where there are no flies?

If there are no flies then there will be no maggots. No flies, no eggs, no maggots.


How do maggots get into dead body where there are no flies?

Maggots are the larvae that hatch from eggs laid by flies. No flies means no maggots. If there are maggots, a fly laid eggs that hatch.


Do maggots eat dead bodies?

Yes, if flies can reach the body, they lay eggs on it and the maggots hatch and eat.


What are the first bugs on a dead body?

The first bugs on a dead body are flies and beetles. Maggots and beetle larvae are also found on a dead body.


How does a dead body look after 1 week?

it looks rotted and it has maggots crawling in and out of the body.


What crawls on a dead body?

Lots of different little bugs like maggots


Where on a dead body would you expect to find maggots?

Their mouth because of suliva left in it.


Does the body turn into maggots?

No, maggots are young flies. Flies lay eggs in the body that hatch into maggots and the maggots eat the body as they grow.


Are there maggots in the desert?

Yes, there are maggots in the desert. They are common in and on the bodies of dead animals there.


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Leeches are blood sucking parasites, they are normally found in body's of fresh water. Maggots are fly larvae they can be found in rotting food or carcases ( like a dead body, maggots can be found where flys have laid eggs), an example is maggots can found in cans of raw mushrooms.


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no maggots will only eat dead tissue.

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