A Cadbury Mini Creme Egg, this time:
This embryo turned out rather different… I think it’s about half as old as the previous two, but it looks as though its genetics might differ slightly, too:
Another embryo was opened last night. This hatchling appears different from the first one… the variation might result from a different fertilization process, or it might just be a natural result of the process of incubating these eggs:
The question has stood for some time: what would happen if someone incubated a Cadbury Creme Egg?
The Cadbury eggs on sale in stores are nearly always unfertilized. At most, there’s the occasional blood spot on the yolk. But nothing more.
Fertilizing these eggs involved a complicated lab process, and is outside the scope of this discussion*.
Fertilized eggs were incubated very carefully. The process requires finesse: too cold, and the embryo doesn’t develop; too hot, and the chocolate melts.
Several fertilized eggs were incubated for a length of time between 4 days and 14 days. Each of the eggs should contain a developed embryo**. Here’s the first:
More pictures are forthcoming.
*Frankly, this is backyard-meth-lab-style science. I don’t know what I’m doing, but it seems to be working so far (except see below note).
**Unfortunately, none of the embryos are viable. There’s something about the creme or the process or the fact that precludes ending up with living creatures. I think that’s for the best.
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