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incubating shell-less egg cultures of embryos

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Ashleyy_x3, May 18, 2011.

  1. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    has anyone ever tried to make a shell-less chicken embryo culture and incubate it to watch its growth?
    apparently you incubate the egg for 3 days, and then crack in open into like a petri dish with plastic wrap or something (not really sure on the specifics) to make a make-shift see-through egg and then put it back in the incubator and can watch it grow. [​IMG]
    idk, i was just watching some youtube vidoes of this one persons experiment where they did it. the embryo lived until almost hatching time, but then died because well, there was no shell to hatch out from...
    they had to inject the embryo with calcium supplements throughout the incubation process, because there was no egg shell to get it from.
    i think its pretty neat. id love to be able to do it and watch the little embryo grow. but i would NOT want it to have to suffer and die at the end, when it wouldnt be able to hatch out... id get too attached watching it grow from a little tiny cell into a fullsized baby chick.
    do you think theres a way youd be able to have them survive and somehow make them able to hatch or something?
    id have to do more research and see if its been done..

    anyways. just thought it was very interesting and wondered if anyone had heard of it or done it before [​IMG]

  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    if you have white eggs and a good candler you wouldn't need to take it out of the shell to see the embryo growing. my first thought was - what freak decided to do this!

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