Today was a very exciting dayin Mrs. Maine’s ﬁrst periodBiology class. Jamie Bush and Ifound out we are going to be theparents of a Japanese MedakaEgg. We decided to name itJamaal. We are now ready totake on this big responsibility.Let the parenting begin. .
Day 1On day one the of development of somites >Jamaal was just a little baby still in hisegg, he was in stage 12. We were verywrong about our stage because wecouldn’t see the structures at ﬁrst butonce we did, we determined that he wasin stage 17. Stage 17 is when he isfertilized. Cytoplasm
Day 2Day 2 was the ﬁrst day of ^ pinkJamaal’s heartbeat. Jamaal’slittle heart was beating 66 bloodbeats per minute. He had ahuge jump over the past 24hours and is now on stage 24.
^ If you look closely, you can see the heartbeat.^ Oil globule Yolk sac ^ Day 2 video
Day 3Day 3, Jamaal heartbeat was116 beats per minute. We alsohad pink blood ﬂow which is a ^ Urinaryvery good sign in terms of hisdevelopment. He is in stage Bladder28. He now has eyeballs.Jamaal should be hatching inthe next few days, yay.
Jamaal’s heart was beating like crazy todayat 136 beats her minute! The blood lookeda little darker in color. He is in stage 29. Asyou can see, several of his organs arevisible as well. ^ red blood Day 4
Day 5 < eyesJamaal’s heart has beating 138 beats perminute today; he is now in stage 30. He got hisﬁrst ﬁn today and moves it very quickly, he isdeﬁnitely going to be a fast swimmer! ^ blood vessel
Filament > Day 6 Jamaal’s heart was beating 127 today. He is stage in 31. His tail is now very visible. We are anxiously awaiting for the little guy to hatch, ^ Dorsal Fin
Day 7On day 7, Jamaal is just aboutto hatch! His heart is beatingat about 130 beats per minuteand he is ready to get out ofthat egg! He is getting so bighe is about to bust out of thategg. He is now in stage 33. somites >
Day 8 Jamaal has hatched ! He is a very big guy compared to the other ﬁsh in the class. He is ready to go swim with thebrain > other ﬁsh but it was interesting to try to get some pictures if him before we set him free. it was vey sad but as the ^ mouth parents, we did it.