the robust worm
Dr. Bruce Wightman
wightman at muhlenberg.edu
Fri Jul 24 11:46:40 EST 1998
Thanks to everyone who wrote me expressing sympathy and/or providing
advice regarding the unplanned warming of our strain collection. In case
anyone is curious, should this ever happen to you, I can summarize the
apparent consensus opinion from others and our unplanned "experiment."
Frozen worms seem to be just fine spending some time at -35 degrees.
Several researchers reported keeping frozen worms at -20 (non frost-free
of course) for periods of time up to week or so without too much problem. On
the other hand, temperatures much above -20 probably spell disaster.
Time to stop putting off buying that liq N2 dewar...
Bruce C. Wightman wightman at muhlenberg.edu
Assistant Professor 610-821-3254
Biology Department fax: 610-821-9809
2400 Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18104
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