Candling Movie -
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When the movie starts - here is what you'll see: This embryo is six (6) days old. Eggs are candled to see how the growing embryos are doing. We candle by holding the egg up to a very bright light in a dark room. The light doesn't hurt the embryo. When you watch the movie, see if you notice:
- An "X" on the egg shell - we mark the eggs with an X to help us know which side of the egg needs turned.
- The air sac inside the egg.
- A network of blood vessels (appears orange in the light)
- A dark spot inside the egg - that is the baby chick's eye
- The 6-day old chicken embryo moving around inside the egg
Photos of a 6 Day Old Chicken 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 and the wings?
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:
- Watching Now - Movie Clip - Candling 6 Days
- Movie Clip - Candling 11 Days
- 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