X-Message-Number: 27844
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 09:57:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: "D. den Otter" <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #27824 Preserving our pet.

> Message #27837
> From: 
> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:50:45 EDT
> Subject: Re: CryoNet #27824 Preserving our pet.
> We lost  our pet over a year ago that we loved very
> much.   He has been kept  
> frozen and we have been trying to decide the best
> preservation  for  him.  We 
> know it is too late for him to be perfused.  What  
> would be the best 
> preservation method at this point?......cryonics, 
> freeze  drying, fixation?  
> Sorry for your animal,Cryonics seems the best
> choice, 

Yes, if you can afford it, choose cryonics. Both CI
and Alcor preserve pets. It's a members only service,
but that's hardly a problem as it's fairly pointless
to freeze your pet if you aren't signed up yourself.

> fixation would be  
> incomplete and freeze drying can't work beyond five
> to ten years because of  water 
> taken up from the atmosphere. 

That's why you'd have to put the freeze dried animal
(or human brain) in an airtight vessel, along with
some dessicant, or encase it in a block of resin.
Combined with chemical fixation (optional) and
standard freezer refrigeration, this should slow down
decay to negligible levels, making this a viable low
budget cryonics alternative.

For pet preservation services (USA only afaik), just
google "freeze drying pets" (without the quotation


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