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iLabs: Vinegar Experiment Update and Some New Questions

August 12, 2012

Just a quick update regarding our ongoing Vinegar Experiment. To quote an old TV term, “in our last episode,” one of the bottles of apple cider vinegar  (in the dark cabinet, but not the same brand in the LED daylight) went positive for the presence of vinegar eels. We still had all negative results for the presence of vinegar eels in the rest of our samples of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.

As of yesterday the results remain the same. This is bringing up the following questions:

Is it possible that that one bottle that is positive, was from a bad batch?  If I started a new bottle of that same brand would I get different results, or would that brand just go positive in about the same time because whatever process they use just yields that result?

I think my way is clear….I must get another bottle of that brand, and add it to the experiment. It would be very interesting to see what another bottle of that brand will do.

Oh, a P.S., one of our volunteers brought in a bottle of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar that she had a home for some time. She was convinced that it would be positive for vinegar eels. Looking at it, so was I, but so far, it is negative. I will add that one to the list, meaning I now have 4 brands of apple cider vinegar, samples of each in the dark and in the light, running in this experiment. I will soon add a second bottle of that one that went positive to see what it does.  Stay tuned!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2012 5:51 pm

    It might be interesting to take the bottle of the brand that produced vinegar eels that had been kept in the light, and put it in the dark now; perhaps they need darkness to hatch? Anyway, just a thought…

  2. August 12, 2012 6:52 pm

    That sounds like a good idea. I think I will split the sample that’s been in the light, leave some out in the light to see if it ever goes positive, and put part in the dark to see what happens. Thanks!!

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