2 whole years after the frog episode in form5 which was ok-fun. i still rmb cwy breakin down n cryin after the whole affair, which was weird because she was so steady during the dissection itself; poking around, cutting skin and bones..etc.
but we were such kind dissectors ya know? we made sure they didn't wake up mid-dissection and thoroughly killed them before we buried them behind the bio lab, 'less they should regain consciousness and find their innards hanging out before suffocating/bleeding to death beneath the ground. vile!
there was a mass burial with little graves of various religions; the circular chinese ones surrounded with stones, rough muslim ones with bigger stone slabs, christian ones with a cross of twigs n i cant remember what the indian ones looked like.... ashvin came up and said a few words of mourning for the froggies. may they rest and disintegrate in peace.
and NOW.... RATS !
a chloroform intoxicated white rat, laying quietly on our dissecting tray.
cute little thing isn't it? i really felt like buying another to keep as a pet but seeing as i have very ganas cats at home, the idea is foolish. scrapped.
then came the actual dissection... pinning of limbs, incisions into the skin, more pinning....
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clean clean cuts! yl n xinli are so careful n precise, ok ? not a drop of blood to be seen, digestive system in view and no unneccesary cuts. c how the skin is so nicely pinned? muahaha. extreme perasanness.
closer view of things . evrything is still in its original position, untouched n untainted, although the rat seems to be having some sort of bowel problem seeing as it has bright yellow intestines . after some shifting around pnHafidah came, grabbed some very sharp forceps and starting poking around the liver lobes to show us the esofagus hidden below it! THEN THE LIVER STARTED TO BLEED!!! : ( evrything turned bloody afterwards and she didn't even find the esofagus... after successfully piercing the liver and flipping the lobes around AND more poking, she declared with a laugh that our "tikus is cacat" and asked us to look at the other rats for reference when drawing the diagram. humph.
see the bloodiness... sigh~
the kidney is supercute! like red bean!!
yonlek n moi with our rat... should have gotten a mask as well... i'll look more
we ordered our rats from a pet shop and not from a lab-rat supplier so alot of the female rats in our class turned up pregnant in various stages of pregnancy. yp n yw's rat was the one furthest along with about 6 or 7 babies strung up in a long blue tube-like uterus. after the observations on the digestive system (what we were initially supposed to do) yp distributed her (rat's) babies to some of us so we could take a closer look.
in its placenta. little paws and all. awwww....
in a 50ml beaker... the red mass beside it is the removed placenta. i'm not sure who's baby rat this was... either joyan's or jegans.
i thought it was pretty neat and showed the pictures to a few people but each and every one of them just said something along the lines of "yer... so poor thing~"...which kinda made me feel bad cos i thought it was cool.
its not like we intentionally bought pregnant rats...
after the whole ordeal, the rats went to the bin
wheres their fancy funeral? poor dears.