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Re: Microworm culture
Wright is right, but the date should be moved back at least 20 years, to
the mid '30s, or even earlier.
The original "micro worm" *Panagrellus silusie* -- there are many
different nematode species masquerading as "microworms" -- was isolated,
I believe, from beer filtration felts. [Something to think about, when
you are having a cool one! :-) ]
Many nematodes can be easily isolated from soils, but they usually do
not form stable cultures. Productive, but not stable, i.e. resistant to
neglect, what is needed in a live food culture.
Wright Huntley wrote:
> "Wetmore, Chris" wrote:
> > Let me ask everybody this: Where do microworms come from? What kind of a
> > natural environment do they live in?
> Their natural habitat is small Tupperware sandwich containers in killinut
> fishrooms, I think. I have seen them there since about 1958, anyway.
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