Over at Pre-Med School Blues, Jennifer gets busy expunging the lab of rodents past their sell-by date. It, uh, ain’t for the squeamish:
i then scooped the body over the sink – upright – and collected a vial of blood from the quickly pooling dark redness at the top of the neck. vial collected, i tipped the body upside-down to drain into the sink along with copious amounts of running water. then the rat was passed to another co-worker that extracted slices from the liver, spleen and both adrenal glands. the head went in another direction and was harvested for the valuable story itsâ€™ brain would tell.
Thank goodness there are people on the planet willing to do that sort of thing. And to blog about it. I think back so fondly on my rodent-killing-free liberal arts education.