Quail Embryo Development (Graphic! PG-13)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by neb, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. neb

    neb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone [​IMG]

    For the past seven days I have been incubating 88 Rain Quail Eggs [​IMG]. I have not been having much luck with the temperature control, and I thought all hope was lost. But I have found development in the embryos [​IMG].

    When I went to check and turn the eggs, one of them fell out and cracked [​IMG], so I decided to do an autopsy (felt a bit like CSI) [​IMG].
    I had heard of people floating eggs to test them, and this egg had not cracked open, it was just a hairline crack [​IMG]. So I floated it and the results were amazing, the egg floated with the big end just above the water (I believe this is were it is meant to be).

    I then cracked open the egg and this is what I found. A 7 day old embryo which looks exactly like it should on day 7, so maybe there is hope?
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    (Sorry about the unclear pics, it is with my phone)

    Here is a picture of someone else's 7 day old embryo for comparison.
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    Close up of 7 day old embryo development.
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    If anyone else has pictures to add to this thread to help with comparison that would be great. What do you guys think?

    Thanks

    Neb
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I have pictures, just have to look for them lol...will post them here if you want [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    OMG - [​IMG]
    That last pic looks like an alein! [​IMG]
     

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