But It's Good for You!
A Cornucopia of Creepy, Crawly
Halloween makes us think of vampires, bats,
maggots, leeches and other disgusting and icky things. But maybe
some of these assorted creepy, crawley creatures are not so bad after
all. Let's take a look at some of the medical uses, past and present,
of these our misunderstood friends.
Our Friends the Insects
Are Beneficial (University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural
This mentions, among other
things, maggot therapy and use of ants
and the Physician (Oregon State University, Department of Entomolgy)
These lecture notes from
a class, Pests, Plagues and Politics, highlight the therapeutic
values of maggots, ants,
beetles, bees, wasps, earwigs, cockroaches, bedbugs,
grasshoppers, and spiders.
Ants: USDA, Agricultural
Research Service, ARS
Buzee Bat House Temperature Plot
Bees: USDA, Agricultural Research
Return to the Kelta's Kavern.
August 2, 2005