Worm in tequila

Parashite-ologist you at somehost.somedomain
Mon Jun 12 13:27:40 EST 1995


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?
>Thanks,
>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 
helminths 
>which have been recorded from it; though, in view of its origin in a 
cactus, 
>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




More information about the Parasite mailing list