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Mink gland preservative #7463166
01/17/22 12:02 AM
01/17/22 12:02 AM
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It is much understanding that salt should be used as a preservative for mink and muskrat glands. My question is if I'm using fresh mink glands in a lure can I then use SB to preserve the entire lure or do I need to use preserved mink glands before I add the SB? Can salt be used to stop the entire lure at one time?

Re: Mink gland preservative [Re: asutcliffe] #7463270
01/17/22 06:30 AM
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Great question, I don't think SB should be needed. what I want to know also is how to hold that strong musk odor for longer periods if time.


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Re: Mink gland preservative [Re: asutcliffe] #7463570
01/17/22 01:36 PM
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In addition to canning salt I use glycerin and store at total dark and very cool temperatures. They will loose odor in time but remain very useful for many years.

Re: Mink gland preservative [Re: asutcliffe] #7540952
03/27/22 03:38 PM
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No, don't use Zinc or SB on mink glands, it will turn them into sludge ! ( I used that as a 2nd choice term )

Salt is the way to go

Re: Mink gland preservative [Re: asutcliffe] #7544181
03/30/22 06:08 PM
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There is a way to fix the odor of mink glands so they hold their odor longer in a formulation or for storage. Used some this spring that were 5 years old that seemed just as strong as the day I ground them. No salt and a litte zinc along with a couple other ingredients.

Re: Mink gland preservative [Re: asutcliffe] #7549326
04/05/22 11:49 AM
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I have made lures that once stirred you can smell the mink .They are over 4-5 yrs. old. I was lucky to one of the better teacher's that ever-made bait and lure .

Re: Mink gland preservative [Re: asutcliffe] #7549343
04/05/22 12:05 PM
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We have mink glands processed 11 years ago that the fragrance is as good if not better as when ground fresh years ago. Old Blackie got some from us years back when he needed some mink glands and wanted to buy all we had at that time once he got into them. I had to turn him down. Back then the mink glands were higher quality then they are now.

As braveheart stated mink can be subtle to the human sense of smell initially depending upon the volume used in a formula. Once a formula is agitated or stirred that has aged for a while, an individual in the know can detect certain odors quickly and easily. Other folks not so much.

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