Out of the 4 stuffs we were asked to prepare, we was first taught how to preserve liverwort, a kind of seaweed bought by Kit Yee. Then the second one, the fern leaf will be done at home, as it requires no chemical.
Then comes the fun part, the houseflies and grasshoppers. Everything we did on the grasshopper was like "wahliao so cruel!!". From being a little pet of mine for the past 7 days, killing it with chloroform really makes me feel bad. While other's grasshoppers was puking out blood once the chloroform, mine just seems to struggle and gasping for air, which makes me feel even more cruel.
ps - the white thing on the left is the cotton soaked with chloroform
All muka serious
Once it's dead, all the stuff within the abdomen were taken out, with our face mulling over the cruelty of us human beings lol
An example of that face lol
briefly, the steps involved are
1) kill it with chloroform
2) place it on a plate with wax on it and piercing the neck with a pin
3) cut through the abdomen and remove all the 'stuff'
Thats me, dissecting through the abdomen
4) soak it with formalin then stuff the abdomen with cotton soaked with formalin
5) place it on a polystyrene board
I know I know, it looks lik Ehoo Wai Kien. Sorry for the bad handwritting!
Part of the class' end product.