[SpamCop-Social] Re: ew! death by haemhorroid cream
nobody at spamcop.net
Wed Apr 19 10:21:50 EDT 2006
> Sylvesterthekat wrote on Tue, 18 Apr 2006 23:52:10 +0000 (UTC):
> > numb them presumably! quite why it'd stop them hopping around your
> > freezer (and suffering) until they froze to death I don't know.
> Actually, a change in temperature doesn't hurt amphibians. You've
> heard the expression "boiling a frog", right? The water will heat up
> and the frog won't know about it until it's *too* hot, at which point
> it's too late and the frog (excuse the pun) croaks.
> Reducing the temperature of the frog/toad should have the same kind of
> effect. It won't realize it's cooling down until it's too late, by
> which time the thing is already completely lethargic and numbed by
> the cold.
And fresh water frogs can freeze up in ice during the winter and survive.
They have "antifreeze" in their blood that keeps them alive. Don't think
toads have that capability though?
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