Fixation and Permeabilization of C. elegans Protocol Protocol for fixation and permeabilization of C. elegans. Protocol works for all stages except dauers (which won't open) and hypoclorite-treated eggs (which disintegrate). Luckily, hypochlorite treatment and fixation are by themselves sufficient to open eggs.
Fixing Caenorhabditis elegans in Bouin’s Fixative Protocol Bouin’s fixative is a particularly good choice for worms because it penetrates dense tissues well and is extremely good for fixing antigens. Like all strong fixatives, however, it is unsuitable for some antibody-antigen pairs. In such cases, the length of time in the Bouin’s fixative can be shortened, or paraformaldehyde fixation can be used instead.