Worm diet

Creg Darby cdarby at u.washington.edu
Sun Sep 25 12:57:10 EST 1994

>In article <9409240347.AA26191 at synapse.bms.com> Richard Belval,
>belval at SYNAPSE.BMS.COM writes:
>>Do C. elegans feed off of autoclaved E. coli OP50
>>just as well as living E. coli OP50?

I've tried this, and the answer is No. The worms couldn't find the coli, 
and would swim off the plate as if it had no food. They WILL, however, 
eat formaldehyde-fixed (and thoroughly washed!) OP50, if your intent is 
to feed them something that's not alive. 

Creg Darby        cdarby at u.washington.edu
Department of Genetics SK-50, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
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