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Subject: Preserving pumpkins

Preserving pumpkins

From: Miriam Hudgins <hudgins.m>
Date: Friday, November 8, 1996
Some medical and veterinary schools use a process called
plastination to preserve biological specimens, eg. body parts. The
process replaces water content of the tissues with a plastic
polymer. The result is inert, pathogen-free, and extremely
long-lasting.  I understand that there are very few laboratories
that do this, but maybe you could contract with one to do pumpkins.
There is a little shrinkage and loss of color, but little or no
distortion.

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