This is cracking! High school pupils’ hatch chick from an egg WITHOUT using the shell

The amazing discovery – which was made by the school pupils – has now been published in scientific journals

A group of Japanese high school students have made an amazing discovery – working out how to hatch a chick from an egg WITHOUT the shell.

The incredible feat has meant that the students’ findings have now been published in scientific journals.

But there is some dispute over whether this is actually the first time an experiment like this has been successful.

To begin the process, the students stretched out a piece of cling film and placed it over a plastic cup.

They then cracked an egg on top of the piece of cling film, seal it and place it in an incubator.

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Japanese high school students hatch an egg without an egg
The beginning of the process shows the egg being cracked over cling film

By Day 3 in the incubator, the chick’s heart has formed, and by Day 5 a clear outline of its tiny body can clearly be seen.

Amazingly, 21 days later, the chick pops out of the embryo.

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Japanese high school students hatch an egg without an egg
After 21 days, the chick is ready to hatch

By keeping the egg in a clear, plastic cup, the students and their teacher Mr Tahara were able to observe the entire process, hour by hour.

The brilliant clip has been posted to YouTube where it has been viewed more than 22,300 times.

(Source: Mirror)