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Originally posted by Ulster
What about Benny the Dog over at Life Extension ?
As for other northern frogs hibernating close to the surface in soil and/or leaf litter, wood frogs tolerate the freezing of their blood and other tissues. Urea is accumulated in tissues in preparation for overwintering, and liver glycogen is converted in large quantities to glucose in response to internal ice formation. Both urea and glucose act as "cryoprotectants" to limit the amount of ice that forms and to reduce osmotic shrinkage of cells. Frogs can survive multiple freeze/thaw events during winter if not more than about 65% of the total body water freezes.
Originally posted by sardion2000
They replace the blood with a bio-compatible anti-freeze liquid which seeps into the cells and prevents crystals from forming. To revive the creature, all they did was put the blood back in and raise the temperature.
I'm trying to find the link to the story on ATS and other places as it was posted about before, you may have better luck then I
[edit on 1-9-2006 by sardion2000]
hard to buy it, how do you get the heart going again, once it stops?