I had planned to show off my dissecting microscopes attached to their brand new transmitted light bases in this post, but I have something even better. The first embryos from our facility were born this Thursday morning! Now that the water quality seems to have stabilized with ammonia levels back to zero, I’m hopeful that the fish will become productive and less stressed, and give us lots of embryos for teaching, learning, and experimenting.
Here’re a few snapshots (surprisingly easy to capture with the Astro IIDC software I inherited, thank you Steve Black). Hope you share our excitement and wonder at these little ones! It’s so easy for me to get distracted from everything else and just watch these collections of cells and tissues develop.