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I was peeling a banana, and noticed thin, hair-like protrusions coming from the stem-side top of the fruit. There were only 5 or 6, and they were sticking straight up, about an inch in height.

At first, I thought one of my own hairs had fallen onto it, until I looked closer, and noticed there were several of them. One, which was slightly thicker than the others, was moving back and forth within the fruit. The others appeared to be moving as well; however, this could have been due to a draft.

Could these have been worms? Most of the objects were as thin as a spider web, except for the thicker one, which was about the width of a human hair, and were quite obvious with a quick glance. I eat bananas often, and I have never seen the like before.

NOTE: I picked up three bananas of varying ripeness; two of them have been like this. The third is at home, so I have not checked it yet.

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    Welcome to SA - A picture would really help here, any chance it's not to late to get one? – Debbie M. Mar 15 '17 at 14:43
  • I should have but I threw the banana in the trash. I tried to get it out but whatever "hair" things had gotten mushed down and are no longer visible. Sorry! – EF0 Mar 15 '17 at 14:47
  • Was that banana part of a bunch or stored with other bananas? They may all have the same problem. – Debbie M. Mar 15 '17 at 14:50
  • Did it look like this? youtube.com/watch?v=gyg66ROeQX0 – Debbie M. Mar 15 '17 at 15:21
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    Third one did not. It was really green and I had trouble opening it. Unfortunately it remains an unsolved mystery. I will keep an eye out with future bananas and report back with pictures if I see it again. – EF0 Mar 20 '17 at 14:00

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