Those Beautiful Babies

Some interesting facts about Emerita analoga embryos:

  1. Abdominal swimmerets (appendages) hold the embryos in place.
  2. The orange specks  in the embryos are carotenoid pigments.
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A good view of the carotenoid pigments (magnification 2.5 x 12.5)
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Note the structures around the eyespots and in between the eggs (magnification 2.5 x 12.5)
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A closer view (magnification 10 x 12.5)
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View of the eggs in the abdomen
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The proud mom A.K.A #4
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A few of the brood (magnification 2.5 x 12.5)
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