Confirmation of wild carp egg fertilisation

22 June 2021

Having successfully transported three buckets of carp eggs (estimated to be 200-300 eggs) to our rearing facility, the Wild Carp Trust is incredibly proud to receive confirmation from Ben Cornick that a large proportion of them are fertilised.

Here’s the first picture of one of the fertilised carp eggs, taken under a microscope. You can see the round nucleus at the top of the egg and the egg sack starting to remove from the ‘skin’ of the egg. (The flat side of the egg is from where it was attached to a piece of weed.)