You MUST try this!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CityChicker, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    I swear, this is the coolest thing ever...

    I had to make deshelled eggs for one of my classes. I had never done if before. It is so cool! If you have never done it, you have to do it just to see how interesting it is. All you do is place a raw egg fully submerged for 24-48 hours in vinegar (I just used regular white vinegar). The shell will slowly start to dissolve away. One of mine only took about 24 hours, but the other took close to 48.

    Once you can see that the shell has mostly dissolved, you can take the egg out and rinse it off. You are left with an egg just held together by the membrane, no shell. They almost don't even feel like real eggs! They have sort of the consistency of a rubber ball. Go try it! You will be so glad you did! [​IMG]
  2. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Oh, and I should add- They are not at all like a shell-less egg laid by a hen. They are completely different.
  3. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    Did u keep it in the fridge? What did you do with it?
  4. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    No, I did it at room temperature. We used them for Microbiology experiments.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Quote:How are they different?
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Did you use a raw egg? Would it work with a hard-boiled egg? I can never get the darn shells off.
  7. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I half way deshelled an egg one time by peeling it off. It looked neat!
  8. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    You do this with a raw egg.

    Mahonri- they are different because they are completely formed, egg-shape, transparent, and very solid to the touch. I have never had an unformed egg laid that looks like this in the 25+ plus years of having chickens (not that it might not be possible).

    Anyway, it is really cool (at least I thought so). It literally is like an egg shaped transparent rubber ball.
  9. It is a great science fair experiment, you can do it in several jars and show the "stages". My son, who is now 34, did it when he was grade school, when it was a lot more casual, and he won a blue ribbon. It's amazing the things vinegar can do!!!
  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    We did this last year in science class; really cool! The egg shell turned all sticky and eventually dissolved right off the egg.

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