melissa68 said:I have noticed this a few times with our vent eggs, but usually the egg goes bad. This time, one of the twins is developing & the other has stopped.
I thought you would find this interesting!
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You can actually artificially create "identical" twin frogs through an unusual mechanism of developmental biology. By utilizing a blond hair as and tying a noose of sorts, you can actually carefully separate an equal number of cells at the stage where the number of cells equals 8-16, but before the blastocyst is formed. You are actually pinching the fertilized cells's outer membrane to separate the two "halves" of cells. From this point, a small percentage of the time you will have both groups of cells begin to form a separate tadpole, each containing identical genetic material.khoff said:I don't think they could really be considered twins though. Twins split from one egg. At least from what I've seen they are two different eggs just sharing the egg casing. Even if the eggs were once a single eggs and split inside the female, before laid, being that fertilization is external, it would still take two seperate sperm to fertilize each egg. I think to have twins you would have to get two tadpoles forming on a single. Now that would be wild!!!