Table 1.

Embryonic body and yolk dry mass of chorionated and dechorionated rainbow trout embryos 24–90 days post-fertilization

Dry mass (mg)
Chorionated Dechorionated
d.p.f.Embryonic bodyYolkEmbryonic bodyYolk
241.01±0.0332.74±0.511.01±0.0332.74±0.51
303.08±0.0431.80±0.483.62±0.09*30.26±0.95
4512.60±0.4515.55±1.3415.81±0.38*12.09±0.81
5022.91±1.568.24±1.5224.84±1.415.78±0.73
6046.55±2.472.53±0.6747.33±2.571.86±0.51
75118.93±8.01124.14±9.46
90230.55±14.25241.24±13.68
  • d.p.f., days post-fertilization.

    Values are means ± s.e.m. (N=8).

  • * Significantly different from chorionated embryonic body value;

  • significantly different from chorionated yolk value.