Trout in the Classroom Part 4 – The eggs have arrived

The eggs are hereThe eggs are finally here. A large box of eggs was delivered to the school last week and transferred into the tank.

Now is when the real work starts. A group of school children will be tasked with the day to day care of the eggs. This will involve checking the temperature and water quality and using a turkey baster to remove any eggs that dont make it.

If you look closely at the eggs, you can see two black dots. These are the baby trout’s eyes. As the development continues we should start to see more going on inside the eggs.

The eggs are about 5 mm wide and there are a lot of them. They are sitting in a net on the side of the tank. This prevents them from being sucked into the filter and makes it easier for the children to check.

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The eggs need a lot of darkness at this stage so the tank has been wrapped. This also helps with keeping to water below 10 degrees.  When the eggs start to hatch, we can un-wrap the tank

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Trout in the Classroom Part 3 – Ready for the Eggs

Trout in the Classroom Part 2 – Eggs are Due

Trout in the Classroom Part 1 – Tank Setup

Culvers House Primary School

Wandle Trust

Wandle Trust Trout in the Classroom

 

 

 

About Garry Renton

Garry joined Penta in February 2007 and is the Database / Systems Manager. Garry grew up and still lives in Wallington with his family.
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