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gordonuk 02-21-2011 12:16 PM

Axelotls - Follow the Eggs
I bought myself some eggs online and they were delivered on thursday. The eggs were layed on 14th Feb 2011.

I received the eggs and they are 4 days old so will post images of the development of them.

Day 4: The embryos at 82 hours old. The embryos are neurulating and clearly developing well.

gordonuk 02-21-2011 12:17 PM

Eggs - Day 5
Day 5: The embryos at 106 hours old. The areas of the embryo are clearly defined to the naked eye and the embryos are at late tailbud stage.

gordonuk 02-21-2011 12:18 PM

Eggs - Day 6
Day 6: The embryos at 130 hours old. The buds of the external gills are just visible

gordonuk 02-21-2011 12:18 PM

Eggs - Day 7
Day 7: 158 hours old

gordonuk 02-22-2011 12:24 PM

Eggs - Day 8
Day 8: 178 hours old. The gills have developed so that they are easily visible to the naked eye on the final photo. The head of each axolotl is beginning to widen.

gordonuk 02-23-2011 01:31 PM

Eggs - Day 9
Day 9 There has not been much change since yesterday

gordonuk 02-23-2011 01:31 PM

Day 9 - Gills just visible
You can just see the gills on this pic, its the best i can get

Romad 02-23-2011 02:41 PM

Love this thread. It's fun to see each stage. Thanks for sharing. Your gill pics. in your last post came out fine btw.

Keep em coming.

gordonuk 02-24-2011 04:43 PM

Eggs - Day 10
Day 10

gordonuk 02-25-2011 04:13 PM

Eggs - Day 11
Day 11: The eggs are roughly between 224 and 250 hours old. A tiny spot is barely visible on the ventral side of each embryo. It's the heart and liver although impossible to photograph. The eyes, and heart and liver area are visible to the named eye. There is also a steady rotation of the embryo within the jelly.

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