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1. Cold; wanting heat or warmth; of low temperature; as, a frigid climate.

2. Wanting warmth, fervor, ardor, fire, vivacity, etc.; unfeeling; forbidding in manner; dull and unanimated; stiff and formal; as, a frigid constitution; a frigid style; a frigid look or manner; frigid obedience or service.

3. Wanting natural heat or vigor sufficient to excite the generative power; impotent. Frigid zone, that part of the earth which lies between either polar circle and its pole. It extends 23 28 from the pole. See the note under arctic.

Origin: L. Frigidus, fr. Frigere to be cold; prob. Akin to gr. To shudder, or perh. To cold. Cf. Frill.

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Human Collembola Infestations

... Number Five, freezing temps, as insects become inert below 45', I would believe that freezing kills Collembola. Also, you may want to move to a frigid climate to speed the results. Heat above 130', may kill them, but at 115' they will buzz so loud you can hear them! Look, I had this vicous creature ...

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by GrayGhost
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:30 am
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Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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here are some more algae Cymatopleura sp. and Entomoneis sp. This diatom is capable of living in frigid Antarctic waters. Courtesy of Bowling Green State University Center for Algal Microscopy & Image Digitization.

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by BillyJoe
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: algae
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