Venom question

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Venom question

Postby Nasicornis » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:49 pm

Question; just for the sake of interest, can fresh snake venom be frozen in a conventional freezer? And when thawed, does it maintain it's toxicity?
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Re: Venom question

Postby Primogen » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:01 pm

Its protein based so essentially yes, but it would need to be frozen very quickly to avoid ice crystals, a freezer at -20 or lower should work.
The enzymes would become inactive at -15 celcius also it would need to be thawed out very carefully, and there should be no degredation in its potentcy.
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