C. elegans are parasitic soil nematodes that are commonly used in research laboratories. They have a life span of about 2 to 3 weeks, are bout 1 mm in length, and their transparent color make it easy for researchers to manipulate and observe them. Eleagns feed off of bacteria like e.coli and can be easily taken care of in a lab.
- Do they have cannibalistic habits?
- What is an average number of eggs an elegan can produce?
- Does the size of the elegan somehow correlate with the age?
3x - white scope
- Not moving
- Some specimens are thicker than others
- Most larger groups of specimens are located near the center of plate or surrounded eggs
- Near the edges of the plate, away from the center, some individual and or smaller groups
- Have a shiny clear type of color, almost see-through
10x - Grady scope
- Grouped closer together than first sample in first microscope
- Not as spread out as the first sample
- The location for bigger elegans group is located in the central region of the plate
Nematode scope observations
Unfortunately my partner and I were unsuccessful with our samples, if we would of been lucky we could've seen nematode specimen and or their tracks. I feel that if we were to of gotten a more diverse group of samples we would've had a bit more luck, but luckily I was able to see nematodes from another groups sample.