EVALUATION OF A RAPID AND EFFICIENT METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF SKELETONS OF RABBIT AND GOOSE
Keywords:Skeleton, rapid, efficient, method, preparation, rabbit, goose
AbstractThe primary objective of this study was to prepare the skeletons of rabbit and goose by rapid, economic and efficient method. Total 10 (5 rabbits and 5pink-footed goose) matured rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and pink-footed geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) were used. At first, the killed animals were skinned and defleshed with the help of scalpel and boiled in 3% solution of soda water for 1 hour. After cooling, the bony samples were cleaned and dipped into 10% solution of bleaching water for 2 hours and then were washed in tap water. Finally, the bony segments were articulated for rising into skeleton after complete sundry. The whole processes were taken a day (15-20 hours).This method is very effective because there is no chance of losing small bones, requires less expenditure, time and labour. It is also mentionable that the original color of the bone can be maintained and the visceral organs can be used for other studies.