Sources for Live Chironomid Laboratory Cultures
This new page is intended as a resource for researchers requiring live cultures of reared chironomids, either for bioassay, toxicology or other biological work. Please let the webmaster know if you maintain a live culture of chironomids (particularly the species), your contact information, and if you know of other researchers, labs or institutions that maintain breeding colonies. Thank you for your participation!
|Species cultured||Date submitted||Currently available?||Life stages available, additional notes||Contact Information and Address|
|06 Oct 2010||Yes||
All life stages are available, we currently have six populations of C. riparius from various European countries; all of them are checked for genetic variability with microsatellite markers.
Dr. Carsten Nowak. Senckenberg Research Institute, Conservation Research Section, Clamecystrasse 12, 63571 Gelnhausen, Germany.
|02 May 2008||Yes||Eggs (C. riparius and C. dilutus) and larvae (C. dilutus)||Environmental Consulting and Testing, Inc.,
Steven H. Poirier ,
1423 N. 8th St.
Superior, WI 54880 USA
Tel: +1 (715) 392-6635
|Chironomus riparius||11 Nov 2005||Yes, on a limited basis and when available||Eggs masses; also will exchange material
Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Windsor,
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4, Canada.
Fax: +1 (519) 971-3609
|Chironomus dilutus||10 Nov 2004||Yes||Eggs masses: only for groups establishing their own cultures or using them for
educational purposes, NOT for
organizations with EPA work assignment contracts or laboratories which have immediate need to load bio-assays.
Mid-Continent Ecology Division,
6201 Congdon Blvd
Duluth, MN 55804 USA
Tel: +1 (218) 529-5185
|Chironomus riparius||25 Nov 2004||Yes||Permanent laboratory culture - all life stages are available. Last crossbreeding was in May 2004.||
Dipl.-Ing. Gertraud Wirzinger, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main,
Department of Ecology and Evolution - Ecotoxicology,
|Chironomus riparius||27 Oct 2004||Yes||Eggs masses||
Dr. Stefan Kools,
P.O. Box 95125,
1090 HC Amsterdam,
Last Update: Friday, 03-Oct-2014