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Old October 22 2012, 07:57 PM   #208
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Re: The Walking Dead Season 3

Scout101 wrote: View Post

Without a little insight into the PRE end of the world, hard to say much about what's going on now...
The Zombie wiki has the Solanum explanation specifically related to decomposition.

Solanum

The toxicity level of undead flesh, combined with the 100% fatality rate for infected lifeforms significantly slows down the process of decomposition. This is because all lifeforms, even the bacteria that plays a role in natural decomposition is also killed when in contact with Solanum. This has the noteworthy side-effect of making many zombies practically odorless, due to the absence of the bacteria responsible for body odor and the traditional smell of rotting flesh. Zombies that have been undead for many months may start to show minor signs of topical decay, and the recently turned may smell because humans void their bowels after death. Other than that, zombies produce no odor.
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