Larvae of midges survive freezing by having a high supercooling point.

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“Certain insects, moreover, can even survive the formation of ice crystals within their bodies. One example is the larva of the midge Chironomus, which can be repeatedly frozen to a temperature as low as -13°F (-25°C), up to 90 percent of its body fluid is frozen. Such creatures are said to be freezing-tolerant.” (Shuker 2001:110-111)

The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of NatureMarshall Editions Ltd.May 25, 2019
Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker

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MidgeChironomus thummiSpecies

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