When a hen ovulates, the result is a yolk, which can be fertilized internally by sperm from a rooster.The yolk, whether it’s fertilized or not, is then covered by egg white and then eggshell before the egg is laid. Stages of chicken development after laying:
Day 3: Nose, legs and wings begin to form
Day 6: Beak begins to form
Day 10: Beak begins to harden
Day 15: Scales, claws and beak getting ready to break the shell
Day 18: Yolk will enter the body cavity of the developing chick
Day 21: Chick hatches!!
…and word to the wise: The eggs we buy in the grocery store are not fertilized, so although a fertilized egg may pass through the cracks once in a very long while, the usual grocery store egg will not develop a chick…..
They’re actually completely harmless. I’ve seen people pick them up and put their clawed side down to their faces. They don’t even pinch hard enough to hurt you! The flappy part under there are their gills, the flappy part is how they swim, upside down and with claws doing the back stroke. But on land they’re pretty much wiggling bait for gulls.
tldr - Horseshoe crabs are one of the most pathetic species on this planet even if they look like a facehugger from the Alien franchise wearing a funny hat.
I love horseshoe crabs ;0; totally harmless neato ancient arthopods babs.
All they wanna do is scuttle along the sand and nibble things and occasionally give the boys the piggyback ride of love. <3
yessss, and their eyes are on top of their bodies so in this gif the poor thing was so confused. He’s just like why cant i fucking swim where the fuck is the water.
I keep moving my things and nothing is happening where the hell am I in limbo?! Fuck I’m gonna be eaten don’t just stand there help a Limulidae out here!
Fun facts about these cute little suckers:
1. Those long pointy spikes on their butts aren’t dangerous. If they are out on dry land to have sex and they get flipped over, they use that tail spike to flip themselves back over. This keeps gulls from eating them.
2. They have 10 separate eyes all over the surface of their shells which help them see everything around them at any given time.
3. They have blue blood. This blood is also extracted by scientists and is used to treat diabetes, stomach ulcers and almost every form of cancer.
These little arthropods of the sea are cute and harmless and help save lives. Good on you, horseshoe crab.