Growing Embryo Without Shell Experiment

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AnconaDuckFarm, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. AnconaDuckFarm

    AnconaDuckFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have recently begun an experiment with a goal to observe every stage of embryonic development of a chicken embryo. I will update this post, with another goal being to inform the community about this amazing experiment whom everyone can learn something from. I will now state my procedure followed by a picture of the embryo today(Day 3)
    Step One- I take cling wrap and put it in a cup to use as a hammock for the egg yolk. I make 4 egg cups.
    Step Two- I crack each of the four eggs in each egg cup.
    Step Three- I take cling wrap and cover the top, followed by using a pin to poke several holes in the top.
    Step Four- The egg cups are placed in the incubator and I wait

    12 hours after initial incubation, the blastoderm of three triple in size. The fourth egg is removed.
    24 hours after initial incubation, two of the three remaining eggs die. The third now just consists of a very large blastoderm, no promising sign of life.
    48 hours after initial incubation, the blastoderm is taking up the surface area of almost all the yolk.
    60 hours after initial incubation, the heart starts to beat, and faint blood vessels appear.
    72 hours after the initial incubation, I still have a strong heart beat and more blood vessels. The embryo is starting to take form.
    Attached is a picture of the embryo a few minutes ago[​IMG]
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, now this is interesting. I've been wanting to try this for some time! I hope this works out for you!
     
  3. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is really cool. I'm interested. I hope it goes well.
     
  4. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, interesting! How far do you expect it'll make it?
     
  5. kajira

    kajira Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG]

    these kids were able to "hatch" a baby ni a cup for their school project.

    It's possible.
     
  6. AnconaDuckFarm

    AnconaDuckFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The eye spot is huge. Embryo has begun to move head. Embryo now developing wings. Blood vessels have spread across the yolk. I have put 3 pieces of disinfected shell onto blood vessels hoping to lessen the risk of death by calcium deficiency.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Out Of The Brooder

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    Huh I've actually seen that video before, can't believe I forgot. Hope all goes well with this one [​IMG]
     
  8. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update?
     
  9. kashifk95

    kashifk95 Just Hatched

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    update?
     
  10. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't hold my breath for an update. The original video was obviously a fake, and this is doomed to failure. The plastic wrap is not gas permeable enough to allow for even O2 levels and the aseptic environment inside the shell is compromised when cracked into the plastic. It never worked and won't in this case either.

    Not everything you read on the internet is true.
     

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