Okay, so i Have a research project to artificially fragment Anemones. When I first agree to do this it sound pretty simple and easy. I goes around like this:
1. Get an anemone.
2. Let it acclimatize in aquarium for around 1 week.
3. Cut it into 2 equal parts.
4. Put it back to the aquarium and let it regrow for 1-3 months.
So earlier today I did the cutting part…and it was HORRIFIC.
First the knife that is used to cut is a KITCHEN KNIFE. Why you ask? Cause the scalpel in the dissecting kit is RUSTY and the scissors were dull! So I have to use a friggin CLEAVER!
And the you would think an anemone is easy to cut right? Afterall it was so soft an squishy right?
It buckled HARD when you start to cut and it was so squishy and slimy the knife can’t seem to make a slicing or cutting.
And when the knife finally can make an incision the squishing and squelching sound as the knife cut through the main body doesn’t help either…
I’m going to need an orange shock blanket… >.<