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Isaac Arnett

I was just watching a pile of mush that used to be a bolete. It was bubbling and upon closer look see I found the motion was caused by a maggot. I would like to know what kind of larvae is in mushrooms.

Elio replies: Mushrooms are infected by a number of kinds of flies and other insects. Larvae of sciarid gnats are particularly adept at eating mushrooms and causing considerable damage to cultivated as well as non-cultivated mushrooms. . See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciaridae

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