tiny sharp worm/insect on mulberry?

johndoug(z6 Philly)June 13, 2007

i picked some mulberries this morning, and since it rained a lot last night, figured i could eat them without washing. i ate a bunch, then came in and ran water quick through them and put them on a white plate. a few minutes later, i go to the plate to eat some more, and i see all these tiny worms. they were so small they looked like specs of debris. they were thin and long like a worm, but sharp and flat, as opposed to what you'd think of a worm being round and fat.

just wondering if this is a common insect, and if it's ok i no doubt ate a bunch, and the best way to rid the fruit from them. it was too small to photograph.

thanks.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I've had a similiar experience with mulberries. Think the insect in question on mine were thrips. Won't say they look like worms. So small they are hard to see. I just kept eating. If such things hurt us our species would have died off long ago...at least that's how I look at it.

The Fruitnut

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 1:24PM
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lucky_p

I mainly have little ants(urinary hexapeds, we call them) on my mulberries. I used to brush/blow them off, but found that if you eat the berries, ants and all, that the ants add a 'minty, tingly' taste sensation to the already heavenly mulberry flavor.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 2:20PM
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