Maggot head

Maggot head

Z340/0471 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 18.0MB

Downloadable file size: 888.8KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature Maggots


Caption: Maggot head. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a surgical maggot (Lucilia sericata). It uses hooks (blue, upper centre) to attach itself to the flesh on which it feeds. Its mouth is seen below the hooks. These maggots are used for cleaning wounds, as they eat dead and dying flesh while leaving the healthy areas. They are far more efficient at wound cleaning than conventional methods. They are antiseptic, and prevent bacteria infecting the wound. The maggots are reared in sterile conditions for this purpose. Researchers are trying to isolate the antibacterial and digestive properties in their saliva. Magnification: x80 at 6x7cm size.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, head, hook, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, lucilia sericata, maggot, maggot head, maggot therapy, mouth, nature, surgical, surgical maggot, wildlife, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.