Bugs in my miso!

ginger
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I opened a pack of white miso I haven't used for a while last night to find the top layer had gone all dark brown and crumbly, like compost, and there were pale little seeds in it. At first I thought the miso had spored or something (?!?) but on closer inspection the "seeds" turned out to be little bugs all wriggling about!

What are they? Are they harmful? Are they like the little guys you sometimes get crawling though rice that's been sitting too long on the shelf?

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Re: Bugs in my miso!

Uhh, they sound like maggots (were they like tiny little worms?) I think you have to throw that miso out...I know some lovers of really aged cheese eat maggots like that, but for me....uuuueeerrr

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ginger
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Re: Bugs in my miso!

Yeah I don't think they were maggots coz I'm sure they had legs. They were more...er...cute than disgusting and maggoty if you get me! Didn't eat them though ;D

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