Suspended animation maggots

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joe1987

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A few weeks back i saw, on matt hayes, jan porter say that maggots kept in a plastic bag in the fridge keep really fresh and dont sweat. Is this true? Also, if it is,can anyone tell me if i shud leave air in the bag or not??? thanks

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Hi Joe, I did this a while ago when I went to Ryton Farm in Shropshire, I did not want to have to go looking for bait when I got there, so I bought 8 pints and split them into bags of a pint each and removed as much air a possible. Then I put them in a cool bag with loads of ice packs. At the end of the weeks 90% of the maggots were still good. When you first take them out of the bag they do look dead but give them an hour or so and a good clean and your ready to go fishing. So in answer to question, Yes as far as I am concerned it does work.

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thanks. im only usin em on tuesday but i want em really fresh


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If it is only for a couple of days I would riddle the sawdust that they came in off, Then put them in some maize and then into the fridge.

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Has anyone else noticed that Flouro. orange maggots don't move much but never seem to die & "blacken off"?


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Dont forget that dead maggots work just as well. I freeze whats left after a days fishing. I thaw them out but place them in water when required. The water stops them turning brown.

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Yeah i agree does no harm putting them in fridge as long as you thaw them out for few hours before fishing! Not tried them in the freezer. Wonder what setting i need my microwave on to defrost them!!!
"Flouro pinkies" never ever seen them go off! Too much radiation i guess!!
 
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