Am I imagining two embryos?

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  1. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell if I'm seeing what I think I'm seeing or not. All the other eggs are far more developed, so I don't have any even comparisons.

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There are two somethings in there.

    One possibility - maybe - is there could be a .... I cannot recall the name of it - when some of the tissue from the duck's body gets included in the material in the egg.....
     
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea! I think this looks like the stage where I usually see a tiny blob, and if I watch carefully I can pick out a heartbeat (or, the repeating change of color and size of the center of said blob. I admit, I don't actually know that there's a heart to beat at that point.)

    The exception is that I see two blobs.

    I'm not sure what it's called when tissue is incubated form the parent either. Thanks though!
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled this am and it looks like one again. *shrug*
     

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