Gordon and I have been busy visiting school over the last two weeks as we launch the Rivers and Lochs in the Classroom project funded by the Greggs Foundation. This far the project has had a fantastic reception from pupils and teachers with everyone very excited about receiving their trout eggs in the coming weeks.
We now have the eggs in the office and with 2000 we have plenty in case of any mishaps within schools. Already you can see the trout ova developing within the eggs (see picture below).
The schools are left with the aquariums to practice maintaining the correct water temperature for a couple of weeks before the eggs are delivered. This is crucial as large, quick changes in water temperature could result in mass mortality where as slow temperature transitions are will keep the eggs safe. When we return with the trout eggs, we’ll change the water in the tanks from tap water to water from their local watercourse as the chlorine and other chemicals in tap water might kill the eggs.