Hello there, my name is Dexter! I was putinto this classroom along with many of my brothers and sisters. We have been separated and watched throughout theduration of us being able to hatch. Some of the other fish died. Whew! I’m so glad I didn’t! Well, I’m going to tell you about some of the experiences I have had along the way.
Day one Stage 18, 26 hours I thought it was going to be all quite and stuﬀ the ﬁrst day, but nope. I get shot out of a dropperonto a keyboard. I felt an adrenaline rush, it wasactually kind of fun. Eventhough I won’t admit it to anyone else.
Day two Stage 23, 46 hours Luckily I was still alive after my tumble yesterday. Today, My heartbeat started to show up, Shaylyn was very excitedabout that. My heartbeat pulsed about 52 times per minute.
Day three Stage 28, 74 hours My blood was visible by now, it was a very lightpinkish orange color. I could feel myself gettingbigger and the space inside the egg was getting a bit cramped, it was very uncomfortable.
Day fourStage 30, 102 hours My heartbeat was about 137 beats per minute today. Today my pectoral ﬁn showed up and my blood is much more visible. I had to keep moving around to stay happy in the egg. I’m so sick of being in there.
Day ﬁve Stage 32, 128 hours My spleen andurinary bladder were nowvisible. Stomites became clearerto see. My eyes were shaping alittle more than they were the previous day.
Day six Stage 35, 200 hoursI thrash around so much, Shaylyn and Jenna probably think that there is something wrong with me. All of my organs are fully formed inside of me, so I should hatch anytime.
Day seven Stage 36, 264 hours I FINALLY HATCHED!I can now swim freely and pleasantly in my little dish. I was so excited to stretch out and test the waters.
Survival ;Dexter didn’t really need to much to survive while he was in the petri dish, we just had to make sure he had his water changed everyday. I started out with a rough start, but after the ﬁrst day,Shaylyn and Jenna took very good care of me. I’m happy to still be alive. -Dexter. :)
Resources;The Japanese Medaka booklet from the room.https://www.msu.edu/~timkophi/LBS144/medaka.htmhttp://ani.embl.de:8080/mepd/medakaStages/MedakaDevStages.htmlSome of the sites oﬀ of the wiki.