Talk:Maggot

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Concerning Maggot Therapy[edit]

A direct link to main article should be more visible. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.112.222.28 (talk) 21:19, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Basis of Article[edit]

Is there any idea in placing insect larvae in a wound other than, oh, perhaps Satanism? Yuck! Any maggots which were bred in the traditional way would bear germs that were inside the decaying matter in which they originally grew, thus implicating the medic as a sabateur, and rather malicious given the possibility of gangrene and other fundamental septic issues pertaining to unclean wounds. I would think this obvious. Furthermore, there are other insects which have actual behavior which might be cited by the delusional as helpful to the afflicted. However, I assure you that the afflicted care that these arguments be handled off the battlefield and in the company of psychiatrist who are at least as quacky!

^ You are just being ignorant... Maggot Therapy for more info.. especially the sourced section on recent clinical experience —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.10.154.43 (talk) 00:57, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, don't talk nonsense, I have read the first sentence only, maggots aren't disgusting or dread, humans are maggots when they are in their mom's womb. It is Wikipedia, not wikiconservative.--Westnest message 15:22, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
To Westnest: You should have read the whole paragraph, it's pretty amusing. I didn't bother to reply to the anonymous user when I first read it, as it was posted four years ago and doubtful they'll ever read this. Boneyard90 (talk) 16:30, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Cleaning[edit]

What a mess, lets clean this up. Creating a maggot (disambiguation) and moving this mess over there. Will copy maggot info from the fly article over here to start a real maggot article. Perhaps more people can be bold and someone with more maggot knowledge can add to this article. I'll go ahead and do some research when I'm not half asleep and make the maggot article and fly more informative. Sabar 09:53, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Sloppy mess[edit]

The whole article is a sloppy mess. Disambiguate where an article would be sought by the disambiguated term. Would someone type in "maggot" expecting to find Maggot Brain? Great album, with one of the best guitar solos ever recording, but not known by anyone as just "maggot." Would someone type it in and expect to find a slang pejorative? I very much doubt it. The entire page is a sloppy mess. We can make this simple. The disambiguation should be to a larval fly, and then to pejorative and slang. Wikipedia is not Wiktionary, and trying to stake private usages to a dab page is simply out of bounds. Geogre 13:44, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

I have now attempted to create an hierarchy here. Warning to contributors: Do not add dictionary meanings. The purpose of the page is to disambiguate Wikipedia articles, not to offer a definition. Geogre 18:26, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Created Maggot (disambiguation) as to allow maggot to actually contain some information on the insect. Sabar 10:04, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Is there any real need to source the images in this article? Isn't that normally done on the image's page itself? Slokunshialgo 04:26, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Info Links[edit]

Hi there, i had put a link to www.eurobait.co.uk and it was removed. i understand that this is not a collection of links, but this site is not a retail site (only retail shops and wholesalers are allowed to buy from them) and it has some good info about fishing with maggots and castors and some pretty good pictures of maggots. I just thought it could be relevent to people intrested in maggots for other purposes than maggot therapy. i leave it in your hands. cheers (Traveling max (talk) 10:35, 13 January 2009 (UTC))

It's fair to say that the the article is deficient in some areas at present, for example description, life cycle and geographical spread. As the Wikipedia links policy suggests, if this can be remedied from www.eurobait.co.uk please use its information to improve the article: "If the website or page to which you want to link includes information that is not yet a part of the article, consider using it as a source for the article, and citing it." --Old Moonraker (talk) 11:53, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

"It may take 8–20 hours for maggots to grow"[edit]

This is under the "Problems" section. This is wrong. It should be in the general section of the article - the opening paragraph. Agreed? Thanks Kvsh5 (talk) 06:34, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

I don't know, but the important one is the verifiability of the article, right?--Westnest message 15:17, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Sushurata[edit]

Ref for my comment in edit summary: The healing hand: man and wound in the ancient world, Guido Majno, p 299. --Old Moonraker (talk) 07:37, 11 January 2011 (UTC)