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Rotten eggs dilemma #6617008
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I got 6 doz eggs rotting down for a couple weeks now and I got a dilemma. If there are a couple dead maggots in my rotting eggs will that mess it up? .....I did the cheese cloth and lid thing (which I wonít do again) and evidently some of the flies had kids and a couple of those little pecker woods got in there and drowned or puked to death. If itís no good itís going for a ride tomm. Iím not sure what it should smell like but this smells pretty bad.

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freeze the mess asap for a few days
then epoxy an aquarium airstone for 1 way venting
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Re: Rotten eggs dilemma [Re: Cope23] #6617179
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I wouldn't mess with cheese cloth or any high class venting system for a small batch like that, I'd just crack the lid once and a while. It will smell like money when they are done. Let it thicken up and see what happens. I'd also start a new batch just in case it's a fail.


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Re: Rotten eggs dilemma [Re: Cope23] #6617611
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There is a vast difference between aging eggs in a controlled environment and letting them break down into a putrid state in the sun for example. Do it right or get lucky the eggs may culture / thicken to a mellow mild egg odor with a yellow > tan color.

Freezing will kill the active maggots that is true. However if the batch is rotting it wont matter much if there are maggots in the material. You can finish the process that you have in mind and if it is in a liquid state you can strain the liquid thru an old window screen and strain out the remaining maggots. It is difficult to give a solution without actually seeing the material and its point of age.

If they are rotting down they will break down into a more liquid state with a dark grey to black color and stink quite harshly. If it turns out to be rotten eggs, it can be used for an LDC ingredient or as a call station material that can be used at various places of your choice on your line. Use in a hole or elevated in a container with some holes in it.

Rotten eggs are quite strong and have a very permeating distinct odor.

Blow flies rarely bother our culturing eggs as this aging odor doesn't quite represent a good egg depositing media and we do it indoors. Small drain and fruit flies if local will attempt to lay egg deposits as the cultured egg is a good musky media fit for their reproductive needs.

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I may just take an oz or 2 and dump it down a hole a put a cam on it to see what happens. I will probably just use it to spice up bait stations over the winter. I know if I put it out in the yard the dog would roll in it which Iíve been thinking about trying but Iím sure the wife would shoot me.

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Would aging a new batch in a root cellar change the outcome?

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When I made my batch of cultured eggs I used a large plastic container and stretched T-shirt material over the mouth and used rubber bands to hold it in place. Then screwed the lid on about one turn. They are currently a yellow mustard like consistency with a mild smell to them. I'm going to blend some egg and BTO together and see what sort of reaction I get.


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Originally Posted by Cope23
Would aging a new batch in a root cellar change the outcome?



You don't need to "age" them in a root cellar to achieve what you're trying to do.Plenty of people out there making them without one. JMO, you need to keep an eye on the batch so if it starts to go sideways you can correct it sooner rather than later.


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does it make a difference if you stir/scramble the eggs before setting them out or should they just be left alone as the come out of the shell?...I stirred mine

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JMO, everyone has their own way looking for the same end results. There is no "oneway" or sop on how to do this. If you want to get better at identifying the stages, using a glass jar will give you a better look at the changes "layers" from top to bottom and you'll be able to tell when the batch has turned. My kids make them and during the process they stir them once sometimes twice a week. They make it in gallon jars with no venting system, they crack the lid periodically and leave the lid cracked a hair. The end result is the famous "mayo" spread you continuously read about and the odor isn't what many think it is. The mellow odor is deceiving, it's an attractive ingredient.


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Thatís pretty much how I did this. Maybe I donít have an issue then other then a couple baby brown dead maggots floating around. Ideas I will find out. They have only been in the jar for about a month.

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Made some from turkey eggs in the past , a large batch , I put it in a out building in the dark with the lid just crack and did nothing else to it and it came out like yellow mayo . like TDHP stated and also for the odor is.


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Nothing wrong with running two batches side by side while stirring one periodically and letting one sit for the duration. Look for the pros and cons to each batch and note them. There are things you can add that will expedite the process as well. You'll find a way that works for you I'm sure of it.


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I just strained the maggots out of it. Itís like water and has the foulest smell like sewage but worse. Iím thinking Iím going to vent it and go hide it in a brush pile till winter cold sets in. Then Iím going to wait for snow to fly and empty it on a bait station to see how many animals come to play in it. It smells nothing like any lure or bait I ever smelled. To my dachshund it smells delish so itís goin to a attract something. I couldnít be a lure maker. Iím content just ordering my stuff.

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It sounds like the eggs have rotted down as I suspected from your initial post. We just started a cultured batch on Sept. 20th (12 buckets) 3420 eggs > 285 doz.. The batch will be done on the Sept. 30th or Oct. 1st. I will post some photos when done. I documented each day that they were working into the culture.

Spoiled eggs will be very watery and smell quite putrid. I would use them for a draw station as you have in mind as they will put out significant odor for some time depending upon the volume used and what they are applied to.. I would buy cheap rolled oats and saturate it with the juice. This will help hold the odor much longer. Put it into a deep narrow hole or place it high in a container for slow release.

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Hey Bob thanks for your knowledge and input, that's a great idea!! What are rolled oats, Quaker Oats?

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i just read back through the post and i think im putting 2 and 2 together....now its just a matter of principal, im going tomm for more eggs....told my wife that and she just rolls her eyes

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my first batch of eggs ever was a flop the rooster had already fertilized the eggs I contribute the blood spots to the failure. Although those rotten eggs still have quit a drawing power if you use them accordingly. Like bob mentioned deep or high or flat use them as a rub lure! Yotes and foxs rub a lot more then most think.


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Rolled oats come in several names. Quaker oats is a recognized name brand. Might as well pick up some generic powdered instant potato's to help to make it a paste if you prefer to do that.

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Seems like a lot of work rotting down those eggs. I have 3 bottles of SFE so I'm good to go. I use to have the formula but I lost It .


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