Image: Stage 1: The living pig

Stage 1: The living pig

Stages of Decomposition - Stage 1: The living pig

Photographer:
R. Major
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

State of decay

A live pig is not outwardly decomposing, but its intestine contains a diversity of bacteria, protozoans and nematodes. Some of these micro-organisms are ready for a new life, should the pig die and lose its ability to keep them under control.

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