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    Some advice please: I am taking 20kg tigers to a venue that has no freezer/storage access. I'll be there for the best part of 7 days and want to prepare the tigers before I go.
    I know they'll be OK in water for several days but the temperature will be fairly high and once the slime appears in the tiger bucket it soon starts making them rancid.
    I wondered if a saline mix would be a good preserver.
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    Youre taking 20kg of tigers for a week?!

    Thats far too many my friend, youre not going to do the fish any favours at all by putting that many in.

    Why not take a few kilos and mix them in with some food for the fish? Tigers are literally just a crunch with almost zero nourishment. Think of them like gobstoppers - nice but useless.
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    Thanks for your concern Common: 1200 acres; three people; Brittany.
    Now; any thoughts re: preservation.
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    Ive got a pot ofmini tigers in my rucksack, theyve been in there since october and have been opened and dipped into since then.

    They are still fine.

    The slime is good IMO.
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    Do you have a large chest deep freeze?

    If so I would fill up a couple of large freezer boxes with decent tight fitting lids and pop them in the deep freeze for at least a couple of day before you go they will easily stay frozen enough to last a week as long as you keep them in a cool(ish) place in the shade

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    Better still scrap the scum off the tigers and use them. I find the older and smellier the nut the better the reaction I get.
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    Tip in kilos and kilos of sugar. They will be fine. Like mr.bump have had a small tub of them in my rucksack for over a year now, totally fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndon View Post
    Better still scrap the scum off the tigers and use them. I find the older and smellier the nut the better the reaction I get.
    At what point do you think they can become to old? Have a bucket over 4 years old and these things are potent.
    Maybe its because i'm a londoner

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    Thaumatin-B will do what you're looking for. If you have a look at the essential baits web-site it has a brief write-up on what it's about.

    It does preserve particles but if you're in any doubt about using it just give them a quick ring and I'm sure they'll answer any questions you might have.

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    Unless desperate i wont use tigers till theyve sat for a week in a warm place.

    Find there at there best slimed up with that slight alcoholic smell about them.

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    Week long they will be fine just keep them as cool as possible but have used them when had slime on and had serious results but would not fish over kilos of them.

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    Thanks all; very helpful. I think I'll go the frozen & then sugar route.
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