The mice were so adorable ;__; When I saw them scurrying around inside the cardboard boxes, I couldn't imagine ever doing anything to them (like killing them).
The instructor then soaked some cotton with chloroform and put the mice to sleep.
I honestly felt bad in the beginning. Like, poor little mice, they don't know what they're gonna go through. But hey, this is for studies, so I can't do anything about it.
Bla bla, I cut up the mouse and yeaaahhh~~ I did the thing! The instructor praised me for the 'no blood' (basically I dissected the mouse without spilling any- or much of its blood).
My mouse's heart was still beating the whole time! Quite fascinating.
Also, when I was dissecting, I was superbly paranoid that the mouse would wake up, so I placed some cotton with chloroform on its face xD lol!
The abdominal muscles on my mouse was twitching too, omg I was so scared something might happen xDD haha
Yeah, that's pretty much it. I had an enjoyable experience and we would definitely be dissecting more in the future. I look forward to it xD