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.