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Vinegar Eels (Turbatrix)

Upon receiving, loosen cap and aerate culture with a clean pipet. Vinegar eels
should be kept out of strong light and will tolerate a wide variation of
temperatures. Room temperature should be fine.

Culture vinegar eels in culture dishes or just about any kind of glass or plastic container. 
Vinegar eels can be maintained by placing the worms in 200 mL of
unadulterated apple cider vinegar to which a two centimeter cube of apple has
been added. Cover the dish loosely to allow air exchange but also to prevent
evaporation. Subculture vinegar eels every three to four months. Be sure to add
some of the old culture to fresh vinegar when subculturing.

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