Vinegar Eels (Turbatrix aceti) Culture Guide

Apr 3, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - Vinegar eels (Turbatrix aceti) were first discovered by sailors. When sailors were planning on going on long trips they needed to take some food with them, so apples were a good choice. The problem is being a fruit apples would go bad before getting anywhere near their destination. So the idea comes around to keep the apples in vinegar to stop them from going bad. While on the sailors were on their travels vinegar eels would start appearing and growing in the vinegar and start eat the apples that the sailors needed to eat.

Vinegar eels are used as feeders for very small amphibians, like tadpoles. Check out the full article after the jump!

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