Monthly Archives: February 2015

Stromness Primary pupils’ work

A couple of days ago, I received these very interesting pieces of work from Miss Kelday. Her pupils had been working on their mini-topic: “Troot in the Shed” and they produced these presentations on the lifecycle of our Orkney brown … Continue reading

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Hatching has started on Stronsay!

The first ova have hatched today on Stronsay with 5 alevins counted. This is more than two weeks later than last year (10/02/2014) and the latest it’s been ever since we started the project  in 2011. On the photos, we … Continue reading

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All eggs hatched at St Andrews Primary

The news from the St Andrews school is that all the ova have hatched over the last couple of days. Let’s hope that they all make it to the Burn of Quoykea, in a month’s time, when it’s time to … Continue reading

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Brown trout embryo video

Yesterday, during their AFYD class, the Stronsay pupils had the                                      chance to observe a trout embryo developing inside its ovum. For this, we used a digital USB microscope linked to a laptop and set it up over the egg placed … Continue reading

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All eggs hatched at Dounby Primary!

  Received emails today from Ms Stokes and Mr Forsyth as all the ova looked after by the Primary 6 pupils have hatched in Dounby over the week-end. Photos of the alevins to be added shortly! A big thank you … Continue reading

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First alevins at Stromness Primary!

Received some good news from Miss Kelday today and hatching has started at Stromness Primary! Even though keeping the water temperature below 10ºC proves to be a bit of a challenge, the tank must have been very well looked after. … Continue reading

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Ova video

Here’s a short video, shot a few days ago, of the ova in their tank at the Stronsay School. The eyes are clearly visible now. Everything seems to be running smoothly so far and it shouldn’t be long before hatching … Continue reading

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