RE: [Histonet] Land snail dissection.
I used to use soda water to temporarily put Gammarus,a small
crustacean, to sleep; I immersed them in it til they stopped
twitching. I was told it was the CO2 that did it. Had to be careful
not to overdo it and kill them, as I needed to recover them.
As for lobster , I put them in the freezer for about 20 min or
so til they hardly move , and then plunge them in boiling water
head first. They supposedly die before waking up , so the theory
goes. Makes me feel a little better and I don't lift the lid :-).
Lobster goes well with garlic and butter too,
Margaret Horne ,
Histology Teaching Assistant,
Dept. of B.SC.,
Atlantic Veterinary College, U.P.E.I.,
550 University Ave., Charlottetown,
P.E.I., C1A 4P3
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