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Re: 'Barkstone' Castors [Re: Jtrapper] #128262
03/09/07 02:11 AM
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Barkstone castor was the prefered castor of the day during the day when they used castor in the perfume trade. it was considered the cadilac of castor. very large, very hard, and very aromatic. yellowish in color if i remember right. That particular castor is formed thru genetics, some say dating back to prehistoric days. thats why you only see it once in awhile. j you can bet that those females you caught in the same water system are related to the beaver of last year. You will prolly see it again in that same watershed. Thorpe "does" use it when he can find it or buy it but it doesnt come along very often.

Re: 'Barkstone' Castors [Re: Otter04] #128264
03/09/07 02:16 AM
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Thanks Kenn, but these beaver are a long long ways from where the one i caught last spring was, doubt are related.


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Re: 'Barkstone' Castors [Re: Otter04] #128272
03/09/07 02:24 AM
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Oh and yes alot of publications refer to castor as barkstone but thats not what it is. castor is castor and barkstone is the next step up.a higher grade if you will.i have seen alot of castor over the yrs but have only seen what i consider true barkstone a few times over the yrs. and i have never personally caught a beaver with these. it really is an oddity.

Re: 'Barkstone' Castors [Re: Otter04] #128273
03/09/07 02:27 AM
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thought you caught them in the same mudhole j ? youll catch more anyway lol good luck buds

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