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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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glycol propylene vs. buckwheat hulls

traps are completely frozen missed two foxes already this week. in desperate need of something to keep traps from freezing which should i buy the glycol propylene or the buckwheat hulls to keep my traps from freezing? or should i get them both and use them together? any input/advise would be great! if there are any other suggestions please comment!
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Re: glycol propylene vs. buckwheat hulls

i try to keep dry dirt on hand at all times.when summer comes start digging some dirt and lay it out on plywood in the summer during sunny days.any dirt you dig works fine however my choice would be anthills to dig.i usually mix it with a handful of calcium chloride per 5 gallons of dirt.then when it dries all the way i put it in a 5 gallon bucket in my basement for when winter comes.you can also mix it with peat.usually 20 buckets of dirt will last me a season but it never hurts to have double what you think you need.
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Re: glycol propylene vs. buckwheat hulls

For these conditions Waxed Dirt works best. A hand full under the trap, a good pan cover and enough to cover the trap.

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Re: glycol propylene vs. buckwheat hulls

Use Just the buckwheat hulls. They have oils and dont absorb water. I've used waxed dirt and I've had it freeeze into a ball. Plus it is way too much work to make IMO. Buckwheat hulls under and to cover the trap. Guaranteed to go off in any conditions. Don't worry about it looking different from surrounding dirt.

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Read this post... https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbt...92#Post2537792

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thanks for the advise guys! all very useful and good to know
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Re: glycol propylene vs. buckwheat hulls

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Use Just the buckwheat hulls. They have oils and dont absorb water. I've used waxed dirt and I've had it freeeze into a ball. Plus it is way too much work to make IMO. Buckwheat hulls under and to cover the trap. Guaranteed to go off in any conditions. Don't worry about it looking different from surrounding dirt.
Did you test the WD before using? Something was not done right.

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