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General Tips and Tricks
- The trapezius muscle is very easy to accidentally cut while skinning the pig. Be careful!
- When clearing connective tissue out of the forelimb and hind limb, try to use the blunt probe as much as possible. While it's tempting to use the scissors and knife, more often than not you'll slice apart a muscle.
- Learn to differentiate connective tissue with muscle. Some muscle, like the semitendinosus, can look like connective to tissue. Generally, if you push with the edge of the probe and cannot see the probe, it's muscle. Connective tissue is slightly transparent.
- Don't be afraid to use your hands and fingers! Your hands are one of the most effective tools for skinning or ripping apart connective tissue. Sticking a finger in a cavity and try feeling around for muscles. Your fingers are much more sensitive than the blunt probe.
- Be a man and don't use gloves.