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By Araya - / Tuesday 17 November 2009 16:12 / United Kingdom
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Oh, I wouldn't be so sure about that, #14. The fluids they use to preserve specimens can also be quite messy, and if you're using one hand to hold down the organ and the other to cut, you could squirt any fluids inside all over yourself. Try filling a balloon with water, poking a hole in it with a pin, and then squeezing it. See what happens.

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Unless you get some cheap-ass pigs, they clean the body fluids out of the pigs. The only fluids in there, besides water, are the ones that preserve the bodies. They would not leave urine in a pig, because urine is all waste products (they hurt the preservation of the body).

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They never said "fetus", only pig kidney. Just because general dissection is usually a pig fetus or rat doesn't mean there can't be more specified dissections. Like the sheep brain, or a cow's eye, pig heart. YDI btw. Who pokes around randomly in a kidney? Obviously you don't know what they're for.

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In my high school, the teacher would just go to a butchers shop and get something... we disected some heart once and a fish... She's from U.K so maybe it was the same....

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Real biology nerds do - it's how you distinguish between the "I'm such a nerrrrd LOL" types and the truly awesome science people. Curiosity for the win! *high fives OP*

Why were you cutting open the bladder if you were supposed to be dissecting the kidney? Also, why did they give you an entire pig (I assume it was probably a baby pig) if you only need the kidney? Seems like they could get a bunch of kidneys from a slaughterhouse for far less money than entire pigs.

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