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Dates - infestation of tiny eggs inside

 
 
tali
 
Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 06:00 pm
Noticed(to my disgust) that some Dates (fruits from date palm tree) when opened have an infestation of tiny eggs inside - what are the eggs from?
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 06:03 pm
@tali,
It's from a type of small fly if I remember correctly.

patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2008 05:54 am
@rosborne979,
Seems likely. I've seen a similarly infested fig tree, with the eggs turned to writhing maggots/larvae. Not good figs.
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MagicBlackCat
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 05:24 pm
I saw a documentary on Cecada's the other day. They had larve inside dates.
mismi
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 07:40 pm
@MagicBlackCat,
I ate cherries with little white worms in them...had 13 before I figured it out...

my friend split one before she ate it...we saw the little white wiggly worm...the next 10 we split had them...stands to reason I ate some myself...I never got sick...maybe it was just a little protein. But it was quite a shock and made me feel a little sick to think about it.
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