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Turbatrix aceti

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rhabditida
Genus  Turbatrix
Rank  Species
Phylum  Nematoda
Family  Panagrolaimidae
Scientific name  Turbatrix aceti
Higher classification  Turbatrix
Different parts of Turbatrix aceti

Similar  Panagrellus redivivus, Enchytraeus buchholzi, Enchytraeus, Rhabditis, Caenorhabditis briggsae

Vinegar eels turbatrix aceti

Turbatrix aceti (Vinegar eels, Vinegar nematode) are free-living nematodes that feed on the microbial culture, called mother of vinegar used to create vinegar, and may be found in unfiltered vinegar. Vinegar eels are often given to fry (baby fish) as a live food, like microworms.


Portrait of Turbatrix aceti

Although they are harmless and non-parasitic, leaving eels in vinegar is considered objectionable in the United States and is not permitted in vinegar destined for American consumers. Manufacturers normally filter and pasteurize their product prior to bottling, destroying the live bacterial and yeast culture that these nematodes require for sustenance.

Portrait of Turbatrix aceti

Turbatrix aceti under microscope

Turbatrix aceti

Turbatrix aceti in a black background

Different body parts of male and female Turbatrix aceti

Turbatrix aceti


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