3.4.2.1 Exposing the viscera

1. Proceed, as in the case of the worker (see section xxx), to take off the roof of the abdomen.

In crossing over at the anterior end it will be difficult to avoid damage to the testes, which will then be slightly frayed out in that region.

2. Notice the resistance to the scissors offered by the greatly developed abdominal muscles.

3. Take care in all dissections of the drone to avoid damage to the mucus glands.

If these are pierced, mucus will exude, coagulate, and obscure the work.

4. Compare the undisturbed viscera with the plate 14 and identify the organs.

Note the enormous testes, composed of bundles of tubules which can be shown by teasing out one of the testes.