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Day 9 Hires
Here are a bunch of experiments and results on jack o’ lanterns to see what chemical(s) preserve them the best… [via] – Link.


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Phillip Torrone

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  1. Fredex says:

    Freeze drying might work. Simplest test would be to put an unwrapped pumpkin in the freezer for a few weeks.

  2. feefifoto says:

    I have freeze dried jack o’lanterns. Just put the pumpkin in a frost-free freezer for nine months (no kidding). For a more detailed description, check out my blog posting on this subject:

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