Yes, these are worms/ maggots, and, yes, a couple of us tried them. They were…. crispy, and I have no particular desire to have them again. I like to consider myself a pretty adventurous eater, and the crocodile we also tried was just fine. I think this may have been just a bit too much, even for me. Not all cultural delicacies work for me (see: chitterlings, foie gras, haggis, etc.)
Sorry in advance to Nadine, who has been aggressively deleting images of this incident in an attempt to forget it ever happened (apparently watching people eat maggots is almost as bad as eating them yourself).