How long does a body need to decompose to give off cadaverine?

How long does a body need to decompose before it gives off cadaverine which is detectable by specialist sniffer dogs?

Answer #1

decomposition is a continuous process which depends on a lot of factors so there is no exact time frame thats true in every case. Cadaverine is given off after the bloat phase of putrefaction when all the gases that build up in the body are released

Answer #2

Cadaverine is given off during putrefaction, which, if I can remember, can occur anytime between 4 and 10 days after death, depending on the circumstances of the death.

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