Pickled newts (warning graphic pictures)

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Found myself at a surgical museum this week (Hunterian Museum: Hunterian Museum; The Royal College of Surgeons of England), and while I walked around with a pretty disgusted face I took a few pictures that I thought some of you may find interesting. Unfortunately the pictures were taken on my phone, so have not come out very well, however I shall post them anyway (the poor quality may also help the contents of your stomach stay put).

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3267: A female great-crested newt dissected to show the ovaries laden with mature ova.
3268: A female newt dissected to show the ovaries after the release of the ova.
3269: A young newt approaching adulthood.
3296: A female spotted salamander dissected to show the left side of the oviduct during pregnancy.
3297: A female spotted salamander with the ventral abdomen dissected to show the ovaries and impregnated oviducts in situ.
 

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takes me right back to school when the teachers wanted you to dissect things urgghhhhh :errr:could never do it thankfully you had the option not to!!!

Still interesting piccies thanks for sharing!
 
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