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02 December 2023

Man allows maggots to grow in skin for science

Maggots stayed inside the scientist's skin for over two months. (Getty Images)

By Staff

A scientist has taken self-experimentation to new heights by letting maggots grow inside his skin.

According to a report in Yahoo7, Piotr Naskrecki from Boston, USA, was suffering from a wound caused by a mosqito bite. The scientist realised that his wound was not healing because of bot fly larvae buried under his arm.

 The entomologist (an insect scientist) decided to take one maggot out of his wound and leave the other two to grow inside his skin for two months.

Taking out of the two maggots from the wound involved a long procedure two months later. It took about 40 minutes and all the action was captured on camera.