a frog dissection...

this awesomeness is by [rin] , Friday, November 6, 2009 8:39 PM

Meet Froggy the frog.
He was our lead character in today's Biology Class at school.
Let's have a look at what the drama was all about, eh?
(WARNING - Disturbing images ahead)

*Cue horror music*

So Biology was right before recess period today.
I chose to dissect a frog instead of a hamster (Coz hamsters are way cuter - and I used to have 'em as pets!).
It was a... Fascinating experience.

Me, Houey and Wei worked on Froggy.
We started by dousing it with chloroform so that Froggy would be knocked out when we started opening 'em up.
Okay, we didn't really douse per say, it was more like spreading chloroform over Froggy's entire body so that its skin would absorb the stuff in.
(Later on I stuffed a cotton ball soaked with chloroform into Froggy's mouth - it just didn't want to keep still on the dissection tray!)
Then we pinned it onto the tray and I held Froggy's outer skin with a pair of forceps while Wei cut through it with dissection scissors.
Except instead of cutting it like how it's supposed to be cut:
We, being amateurs and first-time-dissectionists did this instead:
OMFG indeed.
But, hey, whatever gets the job done, right?

Anyway, we ended up cutting out all of Froggy's organs and laying 'em out on the tray beside it.
Froggy's heart was still pumping even after we cut it out.
Everything was really slimy and bloody, but it was still a lot of fun.
None of the three of us got squeamish, which is a lot to say considering all the disgusted squealing coming from the girls.
There weren't any blood spurts either, thus rendering our teacher's warnings not to cut directly into a major blood vessel without taking cover pointless.

All in all, the most exciting (And interesting!) Biology lesson I've had this whole year.

The actual pictures of our dissection today are with the teacher.
Hopefully she'll pass them to us soon.

4 Response to "a frog dissection..."

[rin] Says:

*let us have a moment of silence*

Houey Says:


[rin] Says:

ask pn phiong larhx~!

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