As extracting scorpion venom goes, how would one most effectively store and preserve the venom for future research?

My thoughts are lyophilization, however I am not sure that would be the best of all methods in this case. Thoughts?

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    $\begingroup$ Bee venom phospholipase A2 is available as lyophilized product and works well. Why do you need scorpion venom? $\endgroup$ – user137 Jul 20 '15 at 4:18
  • $\begingroup$ Medical research specific to the Deathstalker scorpion. No other venom substitutions will suffice. $\endgroup$ – Adam Cat Jul 20 '15 at 5:11
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    $\begingroup$ The enzymes are similarish, so lyophilization stands a good chance at working. $\endgroup$ – user137 Jul 20 '15 at 6:46
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    $\begingroup$ Scorpion venoms are peptides and not really enzymes. So you need not worry about activity. You can lyophilize and store them in -20. Sigma used to have a product - Deathstalker venom in the form of dry powder. They apparently discontinued it. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jul 21 '15 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ I would lyophilize it and store it at minus 80˚C or even liquid nitrogen. Then it should last many years to come without loss of bioactivity. $\endgroup$ – Stefan Gruenwald May 12 '16 at 18:43

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