anesthetizing earthworms (fwd)

Geoffrey Read Geoffrey.Read at
Mon Apr 8 00:04:38 EST 1996

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Sandy Leotta writes:-
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 96 18:23:25 0700
From: Sandy Leotta <leotta at>
To: gread at
Subject: (no subject)

Does anyone have suggestions for anesthetizing earthworms before 
dissecting?  My biology classes put the worms in alcohol for 90 seconds 
before dissection and are able to see hearts beating and peristalsis 
occurring.  Any research on pain perception of earthworms, or better 
ways to anesthetize the worms?  Thanks

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