Hi guys! I’m back (was sick).
I realize that culturing abalone with nuclei is not possible because they are hemophiliacs. However I was wondering if any of these treatments might be helpful.
- Artificially adding fibrinogen and pro-thrombin to the wound (or blood, if that is in any way possible) to cause artificial clotting.
- Using recombinant DNA to genetically alter their natural state of hemophilia. (If this process can be used to make fish glow in the dark, I hope it can make abalones produce an inordinate amount of platelets for their species.)
- Use fibrin glue to seal the wound caused by incision. Fibrin glue basically does the job of clotting a wound and letting the body heal without having to worry about bleeding to death in the meantime. It is commonly used to seal complicated surgery situations where blood loss is critical.
- Cauterize the wound. There are surgical implements that cauterize the flesh immediately touching the blade as the cut is made. That should stop it from bleeding to death, but the nucleus might just pop out the hole. (Maybe a simple stitch would hold it in?)
Just spouting off ideas here, though I have great hope for the fibrin glue. You guys probably know more about the anatomy of abalones than anyone on the net, so I leave it up to you. Any ideas, or things that have been tried already? Any one? I’d soooo love to see the start of round abalones.