Unfertilised chicken egg

Unfertilised chicken egg

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Caption: Unfertilised chicken egg. Egg being checked for fertilisation using a technique known as candling. Candling reveals the contents of the egg by shining a bright light through the translucent eggshell. If the egg is unfertilised, as here, only a round yolk sac (centre) is visible.

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Keywords: backlit, biological, biology, candled, candling, check, checking, chicken egg, embryology, fauna, food, nature, non-fertile, shell, translucent, unfertilised, unfertilized, yolk, yolk sac, yolker, zoological, zoology

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