Commonly known as the Vinegar Eel, these free-living nematodes require very little care, feeding in vinegar and feeding on fungi contained in it.
- Visible under a microscope at 20X
- Quick development: Watch development from egg to adult in approximately 5 weeks
- They are among the lowest group of animals to possess a complete digestive tract
- Excellent source of live food for fish fry
These harmless, non-parasitic nematodes that live in vinegar are extremely easy to culture. The majority of the nematodes are approximately 1mm in length. They reproduce sexually, and are sexually dimorphic; males are smaller and have a curved posterior end.