Embryo Death?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chiaseed, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. chiaseed

    chiaseed New Egg

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    Hello, so 6 days ago my duck egg, which was on day 7 of incubation, started to show the spider veins:

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    However six days later, on day 13 of incubation, I candled again and am having trouble seeing those same promising veins, in fact I now see three pale (thin shell?) spots, which are visible externally. I can still see the embryo but not really the veins and it all looks quite murky. Would anyone be able to kindly advise on whether this is embryo death? I had hoped to see more veins going up to the air sac but those are not there as far as I can tell. Thank you very much everyone x

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    Also may I ask if there is a way to tell what I did wrong from these pictures? As I feel awful :( Thank you again in advance.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure that it's dead. I seems to be developing unless I'm not seeing the pictures correctly, I'm viewing them on a cell phone.
     
  3. chiaseed

    chiaseed New Egg

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    Thank you for your reply! I won't discard it, I was just worried it might explode, but hopefully if I candle again in a few days I'll see properly. I really really hope it is developing :) x
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. chiaseed

    chiaseed New Egg

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    Update, candled today to see black blobs, they are growing larger, one is shaped like a worm (not moving) and the other more of a non-descript shape, again not moving. Still the blackish grey spots on outside where shell seems to have thinned slightly(perhaps). I'd hate to give up but I also fear an explosion. There are no visible veins which I'm taking as a bad sign? :( Thank you for any advice everyone x

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    The two black blobs do not appear to be linked by anything, only they are both in the yolk area. (where veins used to be :( )
     

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