chalazae


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chalazae

strands of albumen which come from each pole of a bird's egg and suspend the yolk in the approximate center of the egg. The chalazae are often twisted because of rotation of the yolk.
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55 degrees in preserved larva); thoracic and abdominal setae translucent with dark brown to black setae intermittently on dorsal surface; creamish-white longitudinal lines same as in third instar; a pair of creamish-white dotted lines from T1 to A10 below dorsal chalazae.
columbiana, chalazae are composed of a thin extra-embryonic layer that surrounds the albumin layer beneath the capsule, traverses the capsule, and continues between capsules as a thin tubular strand [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2C OMITTED].