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The eggs are put in coolers and moved to the hatchery. They'll hatch in ten to fifteen days. Then, they are moved again. "These little fry are stocked into ponds and allowed to grow out for about 30 days. From there, they're transported to ponds around the state and stocked.

The sheer volume of life in these jars is staggering. There are 120,000 eggs here - per quart.

Their tenacity to endure is amazing. When they hatch, these walleyes will still be almost agonizingly minute ... "Walleye are small. There are about 3500 per ounce."

And yet, enough of them will make it to perpetuate their species. To live. To be.