Piglet Observation

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The table 1 shows that the estimated date of decomposition stages in both experimental piglets. The table 1 shows that both piglets shows different stage of decomposition because one piglet was exposed to the scavengers and other piglet was under cage. The scavenged piglet shows rapid decomposition, because after scavenging, the insect’s attraction towards uncontrolled piglet was more than the controlled piglet. The scavenged piglet reached dry stage of decomposition in 7 days where the controlled piglet took 3 more days. The above collage of pictures shows affect of scavenging on decomposition. The pictures on left side were from scavenged piglet and the pictures of right side were from controlled piglet. The pictures opposite from each other are taken at same day and same time but the decomposition in scavenged piglet occurred quickly as compared to controlled piglet. The bottom picture of right side shows rupture of skull of the controlled piglet. Which shows that, the scavenger wants to sneak that piglet from the cage The figure 1 illustrates the daily maximum temperature over the 13 days period of experiment. The ambient temperature ranged of minimum of 16.7 degree Celsius to maximum of 35.4 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature of scavenged piglet was 8.2 degree Celsius and maximum…show more content…
The decomposition occurred in scavenged piglet was noticeable with in 7 days of the experiment, where the controlled piglet took more days to reach the dry stage of decomposition. The ambient temperature affects the presence of scavengers, the high temperature less visits of scavengers on carcass. The scavenging also impacts the insect succession. The future studies are conducted to investigate the effect of scavenging by both carnivores’ and avian species at same time on same carcass and how the size of carcass is important in scavenging to control the movements of
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