IUBio Biosequences .. Software .. Molbio soft .. Network News .. FTP

Worm in tequila

James F. Munro JMUNRO at museum.gla.ac.uk
Mon Jun 12 15:07:28 EST 1995

you at somehost.somedomain (Parashite-ologist) wrote:
> 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
You're quite right Janet. However, I've suffered the effects of 
drinking mezcal (and got a diploma to prove it) and I'm not sure if
even the mighty Ascaris egg could survive for long in that muck.

More information about the Parasite mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net