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Worms in tequila

Dr David I. Gibson D.Gibson at nhm.ac.uk
Tue Jun 13 03:38:38 EST 1995

As I suspected, according to our data-base, there are no published records 
of helminths from Gusano.
David Gibson

Leslie Goldberg (ez043404 at dale.ucdavis.edu} wrote:

>As far as I know, the agave worm is also known as the Maguey worm (Gusano 
>roja), which, in addition to mezcal, is also served in tortillas in some 
>restaurants in Mexico

Dr David I. Gibson (D.Gibson at nhm.ac.uk) wrote:

: 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.
Dr David I. Gibson
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