The arctic ground squirrel can drop its core temperature -3 degrees Celsius, the lowest of any mammal on Earth. The reason organisms can not survive a deep freeze is because when ice forms within any organism, it crystallized and forms sharp shards which puncture and penetrate the cell walls which make up the organism. Doing so turns almost any living thing whether mammal, reptile, fruit, vegetable, or insect, into a mushy version of it’s former self. The arctic ground squirrel avoids this probl...
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