DAY TEN: Saturday, 9-27-08

Whole pig Whole pig: It's kind of lost all of its "pigness."
Whole pig: It's kind of lost all of its "pigness."Courtesy Roger Barrett
Want to see it again? Whole pig, 2: It's going to be 49 degrees overnight tonight, so it will be interesting to see what the morning brings. Will the hordes of maggots generate enough heat to keep themselves going, or will the decomposition slow down?
Whole pig, 2: It's going to be 49 degrees overnight tonight, so it will be interesting to see what the morning brings. Will the hordes of maggots generate enough heat to keep themselves going, or will the decomposition slow down?Courtesy Roger Barrett
We're going to pan from right to left, starting with the head. Head: Or lack thereof...
Head: Or lack thereof...Courtesy Roger Barrett
Front half Front half: If it weren't for the legs, would you even know what you're looking at?
Front half: If it weren't for the legs, would you even know what you're looking at?Courtesy Roger Barrett
Middle/back half Lower half: This is where all the action is now. You're looking at the pig's intestines at the lower right, and its back right leg at the left.
Lower half: This is where all the action is now. You're looking at the pig's intestines at the lower right, and its back right leg at the left.Courtesy Roger Barrett
Intestines and maggot mass: Wow. They only made their first appearance yesterday afternoon, but they're sure making up for lost time...
Intestines and maggot mass: Wow. They only made their first appearance yesterday afternoon, but they're sure making up for lost time...Courtesy Roger Barrett
Need to see that closer? Oh, c'mon: you know you do. Intestines, close: The maggots are moving around so much that the intestines seem to be squirming.
Intestines, close: The maggots are moving around so much that the intestines seem to be squirming.Courtesy Roger Barrett
There were lots of maggots off in the corners, away from the pig and the main maggot mass. We wondered if maybe these guys are ready to pupate? Do they crawl away when they're ready to begin the next stage of their life cycle? I don't know what fly pupae look like. I looked around, but I'm not sure I would recognize 'em if I saw 'em. Maggots in the corner
Maggots in the cornerCourtesy Roger Barrett