That is a possibility. The ones that the Shalari use for torture could be manipulated to be such.
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On a side note, there is an actual insect that does this. Lay its eggs under human skin but I can't recall the name. Doing research for the Talari I found it. Creepy little buggers.
I like it... it seems a bit to I dunno basic. It has a little flavor but Id like more information regarding what Tomato-16 is like, or was like. But over all its interesting.
Perhaps one of the party members is mistaken for one of the members of Tomato-16 and are kidnaped or forced by the government to come in for questioning.