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Synonyms for incubation

maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development

(pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear

sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

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Average hatchability found in this trial could be considered acceptable taking into account that, in general terms, the artificial incubation of ostrich eggs is characterised by low hatchability and is a major source of loss in the ostrich farming (Van Zyl, 1997; Cooper, 2001).
Artificial incubation of eggs is a common procedure in avian breeding programs.
This is the first release program for a passerine that has successfully incorporated all of the following techniques: collection of wild eggs, artificial incubation and hand-rearing, captive-breeding, and release and subsequent breeding of the released birds in native habitat.
Because the bald eagle hasn't been able to successfully reproduce on its own on Catalina Island, Coonan said, biologists remove an egg once it is laid and send it to the San Francisco Zoo for artificial incubation.
Yu Yu, who is the offspring of Yang Yang and You You, also gifts from China, was the first ibis to be born through artificial incubation in Japan.
The two chicks were the fourth and the fifth hatched through artificial incubation at the sanctuary this year.
The center was home to the male and female ibises that produced Japan's first ibis bred in captivity, "Yu Yu," last year through artificial incubation at the Sado Crested Ibis Conservation Center on Sadogashima Island, Niigata Prefecture.
By saving chicks for breeding from those hatched at your own farm, either by natural or artificial incubation, you can develop a strain of chickens that do well in your own micro environment.
5 and 5 t ha-1) under two moisture levels (saturated and field capacity condition) over 12 weeks of incubation at 30degC in an artificial incubation room at Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA).
In today's era of mass production of chicks via artificial incubation, broodiness is considered not merely an unnecessary nuisance but an economic calamity.
A crested ibis chick hatched Sunday night at a preservation center on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, becoming the first chick born this year and the fourth ever through artificial incubation of eggs at the center, prefectural officials said Monday.
Artificial incubation was successful and on March 3, 1983, the San Diego Zoo heralded the arrival of the first captive-hatched condor, an event that generated worldwide media attention.
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