Freeze Dried Taxidermy
Freeze Drying Process
Freeze Drying, or Lyophilization, is a method of processing critters which will last long term at room temperature. Freeze drying is a process in which a species is dried under very low temperature while under vacuum.
- Freeze dried pet preservation is a method of processing your cat, dog, or other species, which will allow them to last long term at room temperature. Freeze drying is a process in which a species is dried under very low temperature while under vacuum.
- Water or moisture molecules in the animal being freeze dried is first frozen to a solid at a temperature of around -15°F.
- Next the species is placed in the freeze dryer tank which is at -10° to 10°F (still a freezing temperature) and is placed under a severe vacuum.
- At this point the water molecules will migrate to the ice traps which are at a temperature of -60°F.
- This process occurs as the species is raised from -10°F to 0°F to 10°F in the tank. Each of these three temperatures remain for one to two week before being raised to the next temperature range. Because the system is under vacuum, the water molecules migrate to and are collected in the ice trap, due to pressure difference of (-10° to 10°F) and -60°F in the ice trap in the tank.
- The water molecules are removed in the frozen critter which are first frozen to a solid and then removed directly by turning the ice into vapor and flowing to the ice traps.
- This is done under vacuum and without having to pass through the liquid phase.