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Black Soldier Fly Larvae Found Roaming this Man’s Home

A number of worms have been crawling about this reader’s home, who suspects they are coming from under his washing machine. He wonders what exactly these gray, segmented worms are, and if they are dangerous.

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What Happens if You Eat A Worm?

One of our readers thinks she may have accidentally eaten a worm-infested chocolate candy. She was worried about the worm growing inside her or causing symptoms.

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Tiny Black Worm Discovered in Candy

We recently heard from a concerned mom about a worm she found in her kids’ candy. She said they accidentally ate the lollipops before they noticed the worm, and now she is worried it might be a parasite. She didn’t include the brandname of the aforementioned candy.

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Phoenix Worms that Smell Bad: Are the Safe to Feed your Animals?

Recently we received a question about Phoenix Worms, the trademarked name for black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) that are used for animal feed, that would be indecipherable to an average person. However, having answered hundreds of questions about larvae and worms over the past few years, we have amassed enough knowledge to intuitively grasp most questions, however lacking in relevant details they may be. In this instance, a reader wrote to us to say that she has some Phoenix Worms that smell like bleach, and she is wondering if they are “ok to use.” We were also informed that she had “taken the dead out.” If this seems like a series of incomplete, disjointed thoughts, it’s because it is, but we actually know exactly what the reader is talking about. She recently acquired Phoenix Worms to feed to her pets, but they smell strange, so she is wondering if they are safe to feed her pets, and all she has done so far is remove the dead worms from the container they were shipped in. So, the question before us is this: are phoenix worms that smell bad safe to feed to your animals?

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Dogs Eating Grubs: Is this Harmful or Dangerous?

A few days ago we received a question through the All About Worms Facebook page from a reader whose dog had recently eaten several grubs, or beetle larvae. (“Grub” is a generic term that could theoretically refer to any of the hundreds of thousands of species of beetle larva, but it is often used by people to refer to the fat, white larvae on their lawns – “lawn grubs” – in particular.) The reader was made aware of her dog’s recent dietary choices after she (the dog) threw up grubs all over her back porch. (What is more disgusting than vomit? Larvae-filled vomit.) Not surprisingly, the reader was wondering if it is harmful or dangerous for dogs to eat grubs, which we now turn our attention to.

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What Are Good Worms for Animal Feed?

A reader wrote to us about the prospect of rearing worms to make animal feed, evidently for farm animals. (The reader mentioned poultry, dairy cows, and sheep.) He wants to know the best worms to rear for this purpose, and he is also looking for information about how to get a worm-rearing operation going.

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How to Eat Fried Worms Summary

How to Eat Fried Worms is a classic children’s story that was originally published in 1973. The book has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and it’s author, Thomas Rockwell has received numerous awards including The Mark Twain Award, The California Young Reader Medal, and The Sequoyah Book Award for How to Eat Fried Worms.

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Are Worm Cocoons Dangerous to Eat?

Some worms are actually beneficial to the body, although they are not necessary for survival. Worms are packed with protein, they are a source of nourishment and food for many animals, and they may provide a fair amount of entertainment as documented in the popular book How to Eat Fried Worms.

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What Do Mealworms Eat?

Mealworms are packed with protein and they are considered low fat. Surprisingly, mealworms are consumed by humans in some parts of the world.

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Thanksgiving Day Desserts: Banana Worm Bread

We don’t expect you to eat worms on Thanksgiving so we’ll give you the wormless version of this delicious dessert.

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Banana Worm Bread

Yes, banana worm bread is actually made with real worms. If roasted worms are not your thing, there are several other versions of the real deal that might be more suitable for the human palate.

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Benefits of Dry Meal Worms

While both dried and live mealworms are packed with protein, fat, and fiber, dried mealworms last longer.

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Are Tequila Worms Real?

Most tequila available in America is not real tequila. To be designated real tequila, the drink can only be made from the blue agave plant and it can only be produced in five regions of Mexico, these regions are mostly in the northwest part of the country.

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Eating Worms: Harmful or Helpful?

Most worms that dwell in soil and gardens are fairly safe. However, there are many parasitic worms such as heartworms that infect dogs and cats. These worms are very dangerous parasites that can be fatal to both animal and human hosts.

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Eating Worms

Studies have shown that there are certain worms which may be beneficial to the human body. There are also studies that suggest the act of eating worms and eating dirt or other foreign objects is also good for people.

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Dessert for Dirt Worms

The worms dirt dessert is a novelty cake of sorts, made from ingredients kids love such as Oreo cookies, cool whip, chocolate pudding, and gummy worms. Used mostly for kid’s birthday parties or Halloween, the “worms dirt dessert” has many different versions, but the following recipe happens to be a favorite.

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In My Culture They Eat Worms!

One of the most popular of all edible creatures is the worm. Worms are a true delicacy in places such as China and Mexico.

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Recipe for Dirt Pudding With Worms

The recipe for dirt pudding with worms isn’t really for a dessert made with real worms. Dirt pudding with worms is a novelty cake made from Oreo cookies, cool whip, chocolate pudding, and gummy worms!

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Diet of Worms

Diet of Worms (1521) is the most famous of the imperial diets held at Worms, Germany. Holy Roman Emperor Charles…

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Dirt Cake with Gummy Worms

Worms are a delicacy in many parts of the world such as China and Mexico. In Mexico worm tacos are…