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Rigor mortis does not cause movement. It causes rigor (Latin for stiffness.) This is only a comparison, but think of it this way. Superglue doesn't shrink or change the shape of the connection of the two things glued together; it just holds them there with powerful 'stiffness'. So imagine that at death, part of our muscle cells exuded superglue. You would ...


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There are a few reasons for not feeding cooked foods to worms (Eisenia spp.) in a smaller household size worm farm. It's not because the food is cooked but what it often contains. The earthworm used in vermiculture is usually Eisenia fetida (red wigglers) though other Eisenia species are sometimes used. All Eisenia are epigeic species meaning they live in ...


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A chemist's perspective: Ethanol and water are miscible, meaning they are perfectly soluble in one another in all proportions. So given enough time, the alcohol will likely seep into the tissues and cells of the meat, and some water will seep out into the surrounding alcohol bath. The liquids might not equilibrate very well on a reasonable time scale, that ...


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Bananas, unless you like mush, become inedible long before any bacterial decay. The brown spots and softening that occur are due to ripening processes in the banana. Some of the amino acids in the banana are metabolized to produce ethylene. As with other fruits, ethylene acts as a hormone to accelerate the conversion of starches to sugars. The banana gets ...


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What does the difference between GPP - NPP represent? The answer is in your overview: it's plant respiration. Is the value of 800 equal to respiration? That is the unavoidable consequence of the equation you presented and the numbers you plug in, yes. I understand that GPP is the overall rate of biomass production by producers at the rate at which ...


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Take a look at the frozen carcasses of mammoths and dire wolves found in the permafrost regions of Siberia... Freezer burn happens quite frequently... the outer layers of soft tissue will start drying out. Some even say that mammoth meat was eaten at a conference in 1951 If this is true or not... A mammal carcass preserved at -20 degrees can last long... ...


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The anaerobic decomposition of moss produces tannins in the peat. The bog water interacts with the acids in the moss and produce tannin and other chemicals that preserve the bodies that fall or are cast into the bog; hence the numerous well-preserved bog bodies. http://www.digitalmedievalist.com/opinionated-celtic-faqs/bog-bodies/ The tannins tan ...


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