Chookies - and dog

Chookies - and dog

So, the order form says:  “We don’t store credit card information.  Your card details will be destroyed after use.”

But what does that mean?

Well, I’ve just stepped outside my front door and taken a photo of exactly what that means for you.

eggs in nest

Eggs in the nest

Here’s what we do:

1. Shred your card details after we have processed payment

2. Use the shredded paper to line the nest for our hens

3. Transfer the used paper to the compost bin when the hens are finished with it

4. Use the compost to try and improve the appalling quality of the soil on our property

 

So, on behalf of our little flock we’d like to thank you very much for your help.

Miss Vivi

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Chicken Pig Cow

We’re always looking for guest writers.  If you’re interested in being published online, or you know someone who is, send us an article for consideration.  You can write on anything related to:

  • science
  • anatomy
  • dissection
  • top tips for labbies and teachers
  • the state of education

or surprise us.

Looking forward to hearing your squeal,

Miss Vivi

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Every year at the end of June we get to go to ConQEST and we always have a ball.

Trade display at ConQEST 2012

The Dissection Connection trade display at ConQEST 2012

This year we ran two workshops – a head dissection and a piglet dissection.  One of the workshoppers, a lab tech from Emerald, took some great photos of the piglet dissection and has been kind enough to let me share them here.

Step 1 – peg out the beastie on a tray using rubber bands around each foot.  Heather from Southern Biological showed me how to do this.

Displaying the specimen using rubber bands

Piglet dissection: a rubber band around each foot and looped behind the dissection tray will hold the piglet still for dissection

Step 2 – make a mid-sagittal incision in the skin

Start with a mid-sagittal incision

Piglet dissection: making the mid-sagittal incision

Step 3 – separate the skin from the muscle using a scalpel

Piglet dissection: Exposing the muscles under the skin

Piglet dissection: once the skin has been peeled back the muscles are exposed for examination

Piglet dissection: exposed tarsals

Piglet dissection: the tarsals exposed

Step 4 – locate the diaphragm and identify the organs of the thoracic cavity

Piglet dissection: examining the organs in the thoracic cavity

Piglet dissection: examining the heart in the thoracic cavity

Piglet dissection: the trachea

Piglet dissection: an incision can be made in the trachea and the lungs can be inflated with a syringe

Step 5 – identify the organs of the abdominal cavity

Piglet dissection: organs of the abdominal cavity

Piglet dissection: the liver and intestine inside the abdominal cavity

Piglet dissection: kidney exposed in the abdominal cavity

Piglet dissection: intestine removed and kidney exposed

Piglet dissection: examining the length of the small intestine

Piglet dissection: the small intestine removed and stretched out to demonstrate its length

So, there you have it. A good time was had by all and then we went to lunch – which is always fabulous at ConQEST.  See you there ‘in the flesh’ next year.
Miss Vivi

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