It has been quite some time since you heard from my son, Seth.
He used to contribute almost weekly,
but life has been busy for him.
Today Seth is going to blog about a science project that he did.
Before I give him the 'floor' so to speak,
I want to tell you that this blog post is not for the faint of heart.
It is about dissecting a pig and it includes photos.
Also, please, no negative comments about animal rights, etc.
All negative comments will be deleted.
I could argue points as to why allow him to do this,
or why it is wrong...but I just don't want to get into it.
So, either read on, with a tough stomach,
and enjoy seeing a young person excited about learning,
or move on along and come back tomorrow!
This is Seth.
This year for my birthday,
I asked for a pig to dissect.
The photo below shows the pig
and all the tools that I need to dissect.
I have a scalpel, a tray,
dissection scissors, and a probe.
I also have surgical gloves.
Also I have a guide to help me dissect it correctly.
This is what the pig looks like out of the package.
The blue color is dye that they put in
to help me see where all the veins are and stuff.
First I cut it open,
and here is a photo of all the internal organs
I carefully cut out each organ
and dissected them each separately to learn more about them.
Below is a picture of the intestines...and yes, that is feces!
I really needed a bone slicer tool.
I ended up dulling my scissors while I was cutting the skull.
Here is the brains.
Next after that,
I opened up the eyes.
It was weird to look at the inner eye.
Lastly, I removed all the internal organs,
broke my scalpel in the process,
and here is a picture of the ribs.
(Note the blue dye).
That is the end of my dissecting.
This was a very fun and interesting project.
I did find out that I should have used eye protection,
for the stomach acid likes to jump into your eyes unexpectedly.
Hopefully I won't wait so long to blog again.
And, I promise, next time won't be so gross.