Worm in tequila
James F. Munro
JMUNRO at museum.gla.ac.uk
Mon Jun 12 15:07:28 EST 1995
you at somehost.somedomain (Parashite-ologist) wrote:
> In article <3rgu1b$441 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, D.Gibson at nhm.ac.uk says...
> >Does anyone know what type of insect larvae is traditionally placed into
> >bottles of tequila? Could these larvae act as paratenic hosts for
> >helminths (particularly Ascaris)? Can Ascaris eggs remain viable in
> >alcohol for any length of time?
> >Brent Dixon
> >If any one knows the generic name of the 'agave' worm, which inhabits
> >bottles of mescal, I could check whether we have any records of
> >which have been recorded from it; though, in view of its origin in a
> >I think that this is doubtful.
> I don't know what sort of worm is in tequila, but ascaris eggs could most
> certainly survive in alcohol whithout too much trouble.
> Janet Spicer
> gbzv71 at udcf.gla,ac,uk
You're quite right Janet. However, I've suffered the effects of
drinking mezcal (and got a diploma to prove it) and I'm not sure if
even the mighty Ascaris egg could survive for long in that muck.
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