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  • Changing maggots to casters

    How do i do this quickly?
    I have bought some fresh maggots today and i want them as casters for saturday?
    Cheers
    Connor
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  • #2
    Put them under the corner of the sofa
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    • #3
      i used to turn my own casters, i found the best way was to put them in a bucket, fill it with fresh sawdust, and leave in a warm room,eg kitchen, make sure you riddle the fresh pupe of every hour and keep in the fridge
      hope thi helps
      paul

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sweetcorn paul View Post
        i used to turn my own casters, i found the best way was to put them in a bucket, fill it with fresh sawdust, and leave in a warm room,eg kitchen, make sure you riddle the fresh pupe of every hour and keep in the fridge
        hope thi helps
        paul
        Paul is spot on, If i want my maggots to turn quickly i put them on top of my aqaurium, the heat from the light turns them into casters in no time. but keep ridding them off every 1-2 hours when they start to turn, if you leave them longer they will go very dark, and wont sink. good for hookers the dark ones, but bad for loosefeed. as they wont sink.

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        • #5
          If your casters are dark & float put them into a bucket full of water
          Leave overnight, everyone will sink like a Brick
          100% gauranteed
          Colin

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          • #6
            I have maggots on top of the radiator. They are going crazy!! does this mean they will change soon then?
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            • #7
              I have warmed them up a bit and put them in my carryall now with some sawdust.
              Should these now change by saturday?
              Cheers
              Connor
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              • #8
                Originally posted by connor View Post
                i have maggots on top of the radiator. They are going crazy!! Does this mean they will change soon then?
                i bet your mum loves you
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                • #9
                  I did it while she was out.
                  My generation arnt that stupid!
                  She prefers it when im making paste in the kitchen!
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                  • #10
                    good lad
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                    • #11
                      There are no short cuts in turning casters, the length of time they take to turn is dependant on the freshness of the bait you are using, this can be ascertained by looking at the feed spots in the maggot the bigger the feed spot the fresher the bait. A real fresh bait will not turn in a week and the first few to come off may take 10/12 days. Adding heat does little other than make the casters small and your caster maggot should be kept in damp sawdust to prevent too much shrinkage and at a fairly constant temperature, I found that the garage was ideal place for keeping them. Once they start to turn you need to be riddling every couple of hours, keep them in between several layers of damp news paper and fridge them this will stop them going to far over. If you have one use a pellet pump instead of the news paper trick and keep them in that, release the pressure every day for a couple of minutes to let the breath.

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                      • #12
                        As usual your spot on Brian. It is dependant on the freshness of the maggotts conner. Just add some sawdust and leave in the garage, not forgeting to check regulary. Im doing some for the weekend myself, but luckily the bait at my local is always a bit old.

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