Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Maggot Art?

Apparently so!
Entomologists are now getting these larvae to paint - or rather getting students to get the larvae to paint - with their very own bodies.

And little article about the project, Maggot Monets.

The idea has clearly taken off, being exhibited at the US Science and Engineering Fair this week, but it has been going on so a while now, as the Maggot Art website attests to.

They say the paint is non-toxic, but do the maggots really do OK with this goop on their bodies? I worry about latex in their tiny trachea...


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