It was an exciting Monday like usual but this was a bit extra exciting.... Reason? We just dissected a rat for our Bio experiment. Sounds fun right? Actually it was more than that....
I was kinda feeling bad coz I had to kill it for the sake of my learning experience. But hey, look at the bright side. The rat which is considered one of the annoying pests is put to a good used that day. By dissecting it, I really learned a lot. My lecturer said dat since the rat died to 'deliver' knowledge to us, we shud hav taken an xtra closer observation and gaining lotsa knowledge so that it will be more fruitful and productive.
Before we started off, my lecturer asked wheta v wanted to do it individually or with partners coz there were 16 fainted rats to b shared amongst the 23 of us. At first I wanted to do it individually but then my partner suggested that v shud do it together coz she has a weak heart and stomach against disgusting stuffs. From the beginning, she was there to help me but once Ive cut thru the skin, revealing all the organs, she cud not take it anymore leaving me 2 do it all by myself which also means I sorta did the whole thing individually. :p .... Abeh Mar who also cud not withstand the experiments also took on another role as the photographer of the day. We all just handed our cameras and handphones and he went all the way taking shots since our hands were already stained with blood.
I've got the skinniest rat which was a good thing coz i dun hav to do extra work to clean off the fats. But the grossiest part was when I just dissected it open, pus (spelling??) or 'nanah' started coming out from the left part of the rat's chest and the smell was horrendous.... GROSS!!!! I just made an conclusion that this rat was already dying off cancer (If there are chances of it being so). Taking my mind off from the ugly part of it, I quickly studied the organs of the rat which is similarly looking to those of human's. The hardest part was when we were asked to remove the brain from its skull... The skull which was protecting the brain was really as hard as stone until I nearly hurt my own hand while we were trying to open the skull. But then, in the end, we did manage to open up the skull by sawing it.... looks like a gruesome murder to me!
The remaining guys were the ones who got extra hyper that day coz usually they r 'quiet' on normal days. Their group just skinned of the rat and carried its naked body mercilessly just like that, bullying others of course in the same time. Then, Muttaqin (if m not mistaken) went around each table to chop of each rat's tail and collect it. He managed to get 3 of them.... SWT!
WARNING: PLEASE PROCEED AT UR OWN RISK IF AND ONLY IF U R MENTALLY STRONG AND HAVING A STRONG STOMACH!!!
Princess DD with her specimen
Rat without skin!!!
From another point of camera view
My adorable rat before its death
Azrin and his rat
The rats' tail. There are 3 of em there if its noticable.
Drilling out the brain from its skull
The organs ....
It was just another experimenting day anyway. What's next to dissect..... I shall just ponder over it!!!