growing large numbers of worms

Peter Lund p.a.lund at bham.ac.uk
Sat Nov 30 14:50:53 EST 2002


Hi,

I've scanned previous posts to this group and lots of websites pretty
thoroughly but can't find answers to a couple of questions that I
have, so I hope someone can either help me or point me to a suitable
site which has the info I need.

1. How easy is it to grow up large numbers of worms - say in the
100,000 or more range?

2. Ia it possible to get this number of worms totally free from
contaminating bacteria (for the experiment I have in mind they would
need to have been feeding on bacteria for growth, which I assume is
essential anyway) or does one have to go through a cycle of egg
production?

Thanks for any help - I'm not a C. elegans researcher (yet!) hence the
possible naivety of these questions.

Pete Lund
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