Maggots ‘not too long now’ in Frick Funk’s left leg: ‘Watch it closely’

Maggots 'not too long now' in Frick Funk's left leg: 'Watch it closely'

When Frick discovered last April that he had brought “three unwanted stowaways” in his left leg from Costa Rica, he decided to leave them behind. The presenter says he wants to see how they “evolve and how fast they grow.” To this day the larvae are in his leg, now 55 days after ‘fertilization’ and the larvae have grown quite large.

Since they are thicker and larger, they also ache more than before. This happens at completely random times (while I’m sleeping, at the airport, while I’m eating, etc.) and I feel like someone is suddenly sticking some hot needles in my leg! Sometimes it takes fifteen minutes before it stops, but (thankfully) never more than that,” Fricke wrote in a number of disgusting videos.

The biologist decided to leave the caterpillars to study how they developed so that doctors could learn from that. However, it wouldn’t be long before the larvae left her body, or were “born” as Frick himself describes it.

For a moment, it looks like the bugs actually let go of a leg last week, but it turns out to be a false alarm. “But one thing is for sure, it won’t be long now, and from now on we’ll be watching that very closely, and the larvae will be under house arrest,” Frick says. “Once they know what it’s like to play well, they can get out! Hopefully in just a week, when we’re back in the Netherlands!”

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