Aren't they cute? Yes, yes they are. And looking at them now that they are mostly grown up, tweeting along witht their six or so younger siblings of various sizes and patterns, my father and I marvelled at the wonder of nature: Just a few weeks ago, we had been shining a flashlight through the eggs to determine whether they were fertilised. We had seen the embryos' dark shadows and the networks of blood vessels.
This is why I study biology.