Holey Expanded Polystyrene! Weevils are eating my noodles! Answered
And they're eating their way in through the styrofoam cup. I didn't think they could do that. I thought there was a rule against that, or that they would not like the taste of styrofoam, or something. And how did they get through the layer of shrink wrap plastic that's wrapped around the styrofoam cup? I knew you would not believe it either. That's why I took some pictures.
You see? You see those little evil weevil-sized holes in the side of the cup? See the circular pile of weevil dust on the top of the dried noodles? I told you it was true.
I really don't mind the taste of weevils in my noodles, but the darned styrofoam cup is not going to hold water with those holes in it. So I tape over those holes with clear plastic (cellophane?) tape, and now I can put some hot water on those noodles.
The last picture shows the noodles in their hot, wet, state. There is a weevil carcass barely visible, or maybe it is just a shed exoskel (I think they molt) floating on top of that green pea, on the left there.
Edit: I just noticed the finished, empty, cup has dead weevils stuck to the sides, and these are a pretty good example of what weevils and weevil exoskeletons look like, for anyone who has not seen weevils before.