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Mold growing on predator bait??

I was jarring up some bobcat meat yesterday and going through my inventory. I opened up and whiffed a few jars. Some of them smelled and looked good as new, but two jars had a heavy layer of mold on top and smelled of death. These were all jarred together last year and all had the same ingredients. Venison, castor, and bait solution.
What do you supposed caused some to mold and some not to??

I used sodium benzoate on all of it.


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Re: Mold growing on predator bait??

SB does not control mold..it only preserves.....if you want a mold retardant you will have to buy Methylparaben..my guess is the air got to them some how by the coatainer not sealing well enough.....
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Re: Mold growing on predator bait??

Thanks. It's just peculiar that I've had some half empty jars sitting around for years that don't grow mold, but some of the batch I made last year did.
Where would I find Methyparaben? I don't believe I've ever seen it for sale in trapping/bait making catalogs.


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Re: Mold growing on predator bait??

try glycol with some type of alcohol, vodka or wine
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Re: Mold growing on predator bait??

I've heard that about using vodka, but haven't taken the plunge to using it yet. I guess I'll have to do a little experimenting. I add glycol to all my baits for antifreeze, because I'm too dumb/busy to trap before the snow flies.


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Re: Mold growing on predator bait??

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I've heard that about using vodka, but haven't taken the plunge to using it yet. I guess I'll have to do a little experimenting. I add glycol to all my baits for antifreeze, because I'm too dumb/busy to trap before the snow flies.
trapping before the snow is for the average kid.i'm not much on useing bait, mainly a lure guy.vodka and glycol or glycerine are all i really mix into my lure
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Re: Mold growing on predator bait??

i get mine from Bob jameson...he has it listed on his web site under ingredients.....
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