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iLabs: Snail Photo Shoot — Part I, Days 1 + 2: How Do Our Embryos Grow?

August 25, 2012

From our “Snail week” project in July, where we followed photographically, the development of aquatic snails from a few cells in the egg case, through hatching, here is the beginning of our “Snail Photo Shoot” series, the long-awaited series of microscope photos of our developing snail embryos.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, so without further delay, here is day 1 and day 2 a.m. and p.m. photos:

Day 1 P.M.:

Developing snail embryos, cell mass

Here is the embryo at the stage of just a mass of cells

Day 2 A.M.:

snail embryos in egg case at day 2

Day 2 P.M:

snail embryos in egg case day 2 p.m.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Maggie Ray permalink
    August 25, 2012 11:06 am


    On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 6:12 AM, NC Museum of Natural Sciences Educati

    • September 2, 2012 6:32 am

      Many thanks! We had a great time in the lab with this and it was like a “mini-event” all week: “Snail Week!” 🙂

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