Monday, February 13, 2012

Pig Dissection

We're starting our pig dissection.  It is very exciting!  We bought our pigs from Carolina Biological  The pigs were not raised for this purpose-- they are a product or the pork industry and were stillborn.  If they weren't preserved for scientific use, they would have been thrown away.

Joseph's quote of the day:  "If these pigs would have lived, they would have ended up as bacon.  mom, where did they come from?"  Me: "We bought them from a place in Burlington, North Carolina."  Joseph: "Oh, then they would have become barbeque then."   

Here are a few pictures from today.  We just went over basic anatomy and then opened them up.  We'll go through the organ systems in upcoming days. 

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