Monday, July 30, 2012

Worm dissection

 We had an exciting afternoon of worm dissection!  I ordered a beginner dissection kit from Home Science Tools.  It came with a great tool kit, instruction manual a HUGE earthworm etc.  The girls were not very thrilled but they did all take a part in it.

 Margie pinned it in place for us.
 After reading directions we carefully sliced it open.  I started and Georgia actually finished!
 Blurry yes, but Emmy pinned it open for us.

We were pretty much able to find everything.  The pharynx, esophagus, seminal receptacle, hearts, seminal vesicle, crop, gizzard, median dorsal vessel, septa, intestine, and the ventral nerve cord.   I highly recommend this kit.  We have a huge grasshopper and frog to go.  You just can't wait for those pics huh?!

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