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Maggot - Giant Microbe

Nature's waste management expert, the maggot can also be used to help solve crimes and save lives.

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    0.04 kg

While many people find maggots gross, they do have their uses. Maggots are the larvae of the blow fly (Lucilia sericata).  Apart from the usual garbage eating (helping recycle nutrients), they can assist healing by keeping wounds clean, or if it's too late for that, help pinpoint time of death by their predictable growth rates. A quirky gift for a budding (or full-grown!) medical or forensic scientist. Giant Microbes are also excellent teaching aids as they assist students to develop an understanding of biology while taking a fun, hands on approach.

Not for children under three years of age as parts may dislodge and become a choking hazard.

Maggot is 220mm long, 55mm wide and 45mm thick, made of pale golden medium pile polyester plush with polyester filling and embroidered features.

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