How can you tell a quitter from a good embryo? Do embyos rest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MA Mama, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. MA Mama

    MA Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on Day 10, and I have already thrown out several clear eggs. I opened them to check out if I was right, and I was - they looked like edible eggs. I have several eggs with little jumpers in them - I can see the embryos moving. But others that are left have the same dark cloud, veins, and are clearly not "clear" like the previously mentioned "clears", but yet they have no movement whatsoever. I can't see any shadows of movement. Do you think they are alive in there? Do embryos rest? How do you know when a quitter has quit?
     
  2. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not give up on them. The embryos do not move all the time. You will usually see a ring around the quitter. In a few days the ones that are still developing will be almost completely dark.
     
  3. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have candled past day 10 but then it's just all dark & they don't have enough room to move. I like day 10...lotsa veins & movement.
     
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    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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