How do you dissect a rat step by step?

Once an incision is made, the rats can be drained of fluid. Place your rat in a dissecting tray and examine the external features. The rat (and all vertebrates) has anatomical regions to help locate structures. Student handouts for rat dissections:

Which is the best dissection lab in the world?

Navtek Solutions’ Dissection Lab covers sea star, earthworm, cockroach, rat, and pigeon anatomy and more with interactive 3-D dissections, examination of internal anatomy, and assessments. Modules are available in desktop and mobile versions, and a free 15-day trial is offered.

What can you use instead of animal dissection?

Even the National Science Teachers Association endorses the use of modern non-animal methods in place of animal dissection. “The app allows students to completely understand the internal biology of the frog, and use the same dissection tools as they would in a lab to simulate the dissection process.

Where can I find a virtual dissection table?

Automage is the company that makes the virtual dissection tables. FVTC has bought two, one located with nursing and one that is in public safety. Students may use the dissection table. Look at the “Segment vs Intersection” tab on the left.

What does double injected mean in rat dissection?

Double injected refers to the arteries being filled with a red latex, and the veins being filled with blue latex. You will notice various incisions on the external surface of the rat where the latex was injected.

What are the external features of a rat?

External Features of the Rat. Step 2: Locate the vibrissae (whiskers) and the pinna (ears). Rats are gnawing mammals and two large incisors should be visible. Eyes are usually pink or black with a black pupil and covered by a nictitating membrane.

Are there any dissections in a biology class?

Most biology classes will have some form of dissection – the frog is the most common. However, if you do not do an actual dissection, many of the sections below contain links to virtual dissections and image files. I also have resources at for classes that are focused on human anatomy and cat dissections.