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strat2

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rolling them on your knee..

hands down that is the best methos out there
 

Ricky24

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Riddling the sawdust off them and adding some flavour if you wish and putting them in a freezer bag or suchlike then freezing them overnight, that should do the trick.
 
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strat2

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freezing them expands them causing them to crack and leak once defrosted
 

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I never had any problems doing this way, but then again I only freeze them enough to kill them, but like Benji says you can scald them.
 

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Scalding them is a good way but put them in a little bit of cold water and add the hot to this otherwise they will blister.
 

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Cant you just suffocate them in the bag they come in, until all the air goes?
 

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Depends how long you wish to wait? They tend to get lively after an hour out the bag, but I guess leaving them in the bag for about 4 - 5 days should do it.
 

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Originally posted by Benji

Scald them with coffee from your thermos.

someone has been Alex Bones advise this?? [:D]

put them in a plastic bag, let ALL the air out then freeze over night, i did it and worked perfect
 

adam_f

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coffe works well
freezing does but remember to freeze them for 3 days or more otherwise they will come back to life!
and scalding works aswell. some people think that scalding takes the colour out but it does not seem to matter.
 

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freeze em...but for a min of 48 hours

i do this to all maggots i have left over at the end of a session...i then just add them to my groundbait mix the night before fishing. never ever had em "split".

i dont recommend freezing casters to keep them though as they become bouyant on defrosting...which just drags the wildfowl in from everwhere!!
 
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strat2

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wow i never new things could be killed them come back to life :p

ro frozen and come back to life where did u get this info adam_F
 

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try it freeze 1/2 a pint of maggots for todays then leave them out in the sun most will start wriggling again. then leave 1/2 a pint in the freezer for 3or 4 days. then leave them in the sun and see how many come 2 life. there is a big difference
 

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Pour boiling water on them mate!
put them in a siv/riddle at home, them pour the water on them :)
Thats how I do it pretty much a instant death for them
 
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