Why does the turkey look so much like an insect larva?
It doesn't look much like the insect larvae that I've examined. I agree that the color is similar, but I see a bunch of long clear muscle cells that are all intertwined in the turkey samples.
Maybe it's just the way my eyes work...but I took a look at that first photo, the Turkey SGP 2006, and the first thought that sprang to mind was "Drosophila!" -- the bit in the upper-right hand corner looks like a semi-dissected larva head, to me. Have you ever had a close look at them when they've just turned to pupae and are still white?
But hey, I've had a lot of people tell me I'm just weird. They're probably right.