And to top things off, the chemostat - after looking like it had recovered and was surviving - is now officially contaminated and thus fucked. That's right folks, two months of work down the bleached toilet, my experiment is completely abandoned as unworkable and in need of an immediate restart, and 60 mice are going to be culled for no good reson, and with no good results.
It's not even the fact that I'm now going to be two months behind schedual which bothers me the most.
I hate the side of science which involved animal use, but I justify it to myself by gathering as much information as possible, information which can in time be used to help thousands, if not millions of people.
And now, due to my gross incompetance, 60 mice are going to be killed, with no results to be gathered. Their lives completely wasted, and it's my fault.
I hate science.