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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 2 months ago

Could maggots survive in brain?

When I was a kid a fly flew into my eye and I never got it checked. If it laid eggs, would the maggots survive in my eye and possibly go to my brain and survive there?

It has been maybe six years since the fly flew into my eye but I was thinking and researching and what if the maggots got to my brain and are still alive today.

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, I've actually seen it before. But maggots typically only eat dead tissue and can be used on wounds to clean out dead cells.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, there is no chance of that.  I can tell you for sure because I'm an entomologist with a special interest in flies.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Most likely not. It would be very difficult for the maggots to enter the brain, let alone survive off of eating brain tissue. 

    • Bulldog redux
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      "Most likely" doesn't begin to cover it.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The maggots would have hatched long ago, grew up, had more maggots and generations of maggots would have eaten your brain to the point that there is no way you could have managed to write this question.

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  • 2 months ago

    Maggots need air and oxygen. You are safe.

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  • 2 months ago

    the fly flew into your eye...like how? and it never came back out? weird!

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