Hey CAB -- the FIRST response is always FREE, the second costs 10$ per second of type time -- and by the way -- I am one darn SLOW typer!!!! herhehehehehe
Oh well -- it sure looked good on paper!! :
To answer your high dollar question, here is my method in a nut shell.
From factory -- thaw units are set at 96 degrees or should be. If left on for long periods, this can creap upwards almost to 98 -- not the best. 95 is surely sufficient.
20-30 seconds is my standard -- with a ""MAXIMUM"" of TWO (2) units at one time. If there is one unit -- I tend to remove closer to 20 seconds than 30, if there are two -- then I go 30.
To make refference to the issues of thaw speed --- A warm water bath is used to rapidly -- RAPIDLY, go from solid frozen to at least liquid as fast as possible -- thus the reason all modern semen is processed using those slim 1/2 cc straws. The main culprit in semen damage is the fact that the TAILS will be severely damaged, and alot of the time CUT OFF, by slow thawing due to the precence of ICE crystals. If these are there (They will always be there) and are allowed to slowly thaw, as they do they wil cut the tails of the individual sperm cells. Cut off or damamge enough of them , and you are TOAST! hehe
A rapid thaw to liquid state minimizes this affect -- you will still have some damage -- but it is minimized by rapid thaw. Never - EVER -- do you want to introduce more than two units at one time --and even then -- make sure they are leaning in different directions and not touching each other. It would in my opinion be reproductive murder to put a dozen or a hand full of straws in the unit! Why on earth would you want to?? Who ever told you that needs a long talk -- with ME -- hehehe and I ain't all that pleasent at times like that! I take that issue extremely seriously! Sorry to be a butthead!! hehehe
Now I have lost tract of the issue -- ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh???Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh???ahhhhhh?
That will 3,230.00 please -- hehehehehe
Have a good one -- sorry CAB - I couldn't resisit