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  1. #1 Frozen Animals (and Space Colony) 
    Forum Cosmic Wizard icewendigo's Avatar
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    I've seen documentaries about certain organisms and animals in northern climates that could be frozen solid, and reanimate and live after thawing.

    I think I saw a frog, and a cricket like insect. Does anyone know if there are other types of animals or invertebreates that can survive just fine after being frozen, like fish or fish eggs?

    If there's ever a colony established on Mars or other sites that are months away from earth, I imagine that the possibility of bringing aquaculture organisms; vegetables, fish, bacterias, invertebrates, would be advantagous, and that if a cargo crate of frozen animals were brough as primary or backup stock from which to start the aquaculture it would take less space then having an entire setup on the space ship.


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    I think it's possible in theory, but we're still far from actual cryogenics....


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    Forum Cosmic Wizard icewendigo's Avatar
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    Its certainly possible, lifeforms that can be frozen already exist in nature, the only thing Im wondering is if there are more than just frogs and crickets :wink:
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    Tardigrades are pretty tough critters:

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