Dissection is a common experiment in biology practical classes. A frog is used most of the time for this kind of experiment. Here we are going to look at the different equipment and tools needed for dissection.
If you want to dissect frog you need to collect a preserved frog first. Companies that sell science equipment and supplies will also sell these items. You should buy a frog that has been injected with red and blue latex. It will help you identify the veins.
When conducting a lab experiment, you should always wear safety gears. As the frog is chemically preserved, you should be careful that you don’t come into contact with the chemicals. You should wear goggles, gloves, apron, etc.
The dissecting tray is the place where you will cut the frog and pin it up. This way the workplace won’t be messy. Any mess will be contained on the tray that you can later clean up using a paper towel.
You will need dissecting scalpel, forceps, dissecting probes and dissecting pins. You will need to cut the abdomen with the scalpel. Forceps will be used to bring out the organs of the frogs in order to view them.
Using dissecting probes, you will be able to push the organs aside in order to view the other parts of the frog. Finally, pins can be used to hold the frog in place while you view the internal organs of the frog.
You can buy this equipment separately or you can buy the dissecting kit as well. Though you will find digital programs, like Digital Frog, to view the dissection process, students will learn better when they practically dissect a frog. If you are planning a career in the medical profession then these experiments will be helpful.