Candling Movie -
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When the movie starts - here is what you'll see: This embryo is sixteen (16) days old (photos below). When you watch the movie, see if notice:
- The air sac inside the egg.
- The 16-day old chicken embryo (see how much bigger it is than the 11-day old embryo) moving inside the egg. The movements are much stronger and if you look closer you can see the legs and feet kicking!
- The blood vessels are very easy to see now
Photos of the 16-Day Old Embryo:
PHOTO 1: Do you see the shadow of the embryo in this egg? Look for the dark spot. If you need help, see PHOTO 3 in the last box (Click on the image for a larger view)
PHOTO 2 - EMBRYO: Here is what the embryo would look like if you removed it from the egg. Can you find the eyes, the beak, the wings, and the legs/feet? How about the tiny toenails? Do you see how it has feathers!
PHOTO 3. (PHOTO 1 + PHOTO 2 = PHOTO 3): The picture of the embryo (Photo 2) was added to PHOTO 1. Now you can see how the embryo inside the egg really looks. Compare the pictures. (Click on image for larger view)
More Movies and Photos:
- Movie Clip - Candling 6 Days
- Movie Clip - Candling 11 Days
- Watching Now - Movie Clip - Canding 16 Days
- Movie Clips - Hatching
Lancaster County, Nebraska 4-H Embryology Resources
Contact InformationUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lancaster County | Web site: lancaster.unl.edu
444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68528