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In September 2012, we tested how the exclusion of insects from two size classes of rodents affected rates of the initial, bloat, putrification, and dry phases of decomposition.
There are multiple factors that cause halitosis or bad breath, but the primary contributor to the condition is microbial putrification in the oral cavity which generates malodorous volatile sulfur compounds, (VSC).
There is a difference also of tone between Apollinaire's "Le mai le joli mai" and Lance's bitter portrayal of "Mai," which opens, "Un jour on decouvre un grand vide / Sous des bulbes pourris," more reminiscent of Apollinaire's "Colchiques," though the latter's poison works less visibly than Lance's putrification.