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Something to make it thicker #6810057
03/20/20 04:08 PM
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I have a lure Im working on and I thought and want it to be much thicker than it is. Not looking for any trade secrets . Im wanting it to have the consistency of toothpaste and right now its more like whole milk.


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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6810195
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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6810202
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Sounds like a job for glycerin.?




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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6810373
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Some pharmacies sell a product called thick it that may suit your needs. there are several gum type products also that will do the job. Just add what ever thickener slowly as some will thicken quickly some will thicken over a period of hours. If you add too much you may get a jello like product when it peaks. Some use Lecithin also as a consumer product thickener. Drug stores and some grocery stores sell it.

Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6811825
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Food thickener from Amazon... I use Resource Thicken Up... less than 5 bucks.

Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6811935
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guar gum may work.


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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6812014
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you failed to tell us what the target species is but

for water critters, JR & Sons as well as Grawes sell thickeners, surely you already have their catalogs on your desk?

for land critters some use: blood meal, bone meal, glycerin

& garden centers sell Sorb-it too


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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: Twogunwilly] #6813618
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Originally Posted by Twogunwilly
Sounds like a job for glycerin.?

How thick can glycerin make a liquid?

Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6813848
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with no solid material, maybe like syrup, maybe, depending on how much you use.

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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6813923
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Adding another fluid liquid just makes more liquid. Adding glycerin to a somewhat dry heavier base material will paste it up some and make it sticky. But beyond that it is still a liquid and a good anti freeze.

Glycerin is a heavier dense liquid but still a liquid.

If you need to thicken something you must use something to absorb and/or cause a binding reaction with the liquid. This action will turn the fluid into some type of more viscous solids. Like Ron says you need some solids in something to make it bind or help it to thicken. If it is a very fluid material it will require more thickener to achieve the end result.

Many things will do this however some organics only bind for short periods of time before they begin to release some of the captured liquid. For short term fixes those materials would be fine for personal use. Commercial work requires stable fixed holding capacity in a product so better materials are required.

Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: Bob Jameson] #6815545
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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6839996
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My marten lure I add Skunk essence to warmed up vaseline. After it cools down it is a nice paste like toothpaste and it holds the odor well

Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6916275
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Have you tried browned flour,just put in a pan and heat till brown. Used by old trappers


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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6916292
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Forgot, you can also grind oats into a fine flour or meal and add it


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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: danny clifton] #6916555
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Originally Posted by danny clifton


That terra sorb stuff Is amazing. But I don't care for the granulated aspect of It. The stuff to buy Is Viterra Agri-gel this stuff Is fine like flour. I used It to thicken urine. The thickened urine lasts abut 5 times longer then just straight urine when applied to he set. But a warning a little bit goes a long ways.
I haven't bought any for a long time but I got It from Nourse Farms. www.noursefarms.com


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Re: Something to make it thicker [Re: ilbucksndux] #6917808
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Iíve ground up field corn before and used that too

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