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

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Because the like to eat yucky stuff.

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

Does a sterile dead body in a concealed room produce maggotts?

Maggots are produced by flies, not by dead bodies. Whether maggots would appear will depend on whether flies land on the body. If the room is merely concealed (i.e. hidden) there's nothing to stop flies getting in. If you mean a sealed, airtight room then maggots would not appear.

Will you have maggots from dead mice?

no. but they appear when flies lay their eggs on foods. maggots turn into flys when they mature

Can maggots form in a dead horse?

No. However, flies may lay their eggs in the flesh of a dead horse, and these become maggots which feed on the rotting flesh until they hatch into flies.

When humans die where do the worms that eat them come from?

What eats human corpses are not worms, but maggots. Maggots are the offspring of flies. Dead things tend to attract flies (the stench of rotting flesh may be disgusting to us, but lovely to flies), and those flies come and eat the flesh as well as lay eggs on the decaying body. Once the eggs hatch, you get maggots, which also consume the flesh/bodily fluids of the body.

Do maggots eat dead bodies?

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.

Flies can arise from rotting meat?

Well, it is one place from where new flies do arise. Flies are scavengers and carrion eaters. The short form of the life cycle is this: critter dies, lady fly lands on dead critter and lays eggs, larva in the form of maggots emerge from the eggs, maggots eat, grow, and develop into new flies and rise off the remains of dead critter. Incidentally, maggots only eat dead or rotting meat. Maggots cannot eat live flesh.

Are maggots autotrophs?

Maggots are not considered to be autotrophs. They are the larva of flies and mosquitos. They feed on dead and decaying matter and are important in the medical and ecological worlds.

What are maggots and how it gets on dead human body in case of murder or so what is its size and how much time it takes to grow?

Flies lay their eggs on rotting flesh. The eggs hatch into small maggots. The maggots feed on the 'bad' flesh, and eventually hatch into flies (completing the life cycle). Because of the way maggots concentrate on rotten flesh, they are sometimes used to clear out infections. In fact there is at least one hospital supplying special flies & maggots that are clinically sterile, so they can be used to treat wounds

Why is underground an advantage to maggots?

The undergroud is an advantage to maggots because maggots like the dark and it has lots of nutrients ( like dead bodies) that they need to grow into flies. Also predators can't see them.

If a dead body is in the casket where would the maggots come from if no flies are in the casket to lay any eggs?

A fly could have secretly entered the body through the nose or some other body orifice before the casket was sealed.

What crawls on a dead body?

Lots of different little bugs like maggots