The history of cold hardiness research in terrestrial arthropods.

  • L S mme
  • Published 2000 in Cryo letters


R.A.F. Reaumur in 1736 was the first entomologist to observe that some insects can tolerate freezing, while others cannot. The first reviews on insect cold hardiness were published by P. Bachmetjew who also discovered supercooling in insects. Authors like W. Robinson realised that piercing the cuticle changed the supercooling capacity and N.M. Payne pointed… (More)


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