|Oscheius myriophilus wild isolate.
|WT strain. Isolated by D. Fitch in June 1990 from soil in Scott Emmons' compost heap in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, NY. A second strain, DF5038, was isolated from the same location one year later from the head and ventral segments of a male pill bug (Armadillidium vulgare). Hermaphroditic. Males are easily isolated by heat shocking L4 or early adult hermaphrodites at 30C for 6-12 hrs. Grows well at 6-25C on OP50. Dauer larvae accumulate under starved or overcrowded conditions. Freezes easily using C. elegans protocols with 90% viability. Previously called Rhabditis sp. See also WBPaper00003418. Formerly known as Oscheius myriophila.