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Castor? #8103112
03/18/24 10:54 PM
03/18/24 10:54 PM
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Aliceville, Kansas 44
Yukon John Offline OP
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I've asked this before years ago, just wondering if any of yous notice a difference in castor? Round here I've noticed that I will get some specimens with purple-ish sacks, and some have lighter beige sacks...would this be age, or brand? Just curious.


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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8103139
03/19/24 01:08 AM
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Good question. It may have something to do with diet. Around here the beaver that primarily live on cottonwood almost always have light colored castors, whereas, the coastal pond beaver that live on Lilly rhizomes tend to have darker colored ones. Almost always.


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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8103402
03/19/24 12:11 PM
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Yea I do all the time... I ground about several pounds of castor this morning. Most was mine from here in Eastern,Ky... Some was from Ohio and some was from Oregon... The Ohio castor was lighter than mine, the Oregon castor was a whole different thing all together. Looked different and smell way different.Not as harsh, more sweet.. My castor is generally very dark and loud, almost bitter smelling...

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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8103538
03/19/24 04:18 PM
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I think it is definitely a diet thing.
For example a wild hogs fat can be yellowish to pinkish depending on what they're eating.


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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8103821
03/19/24 09:40 PM
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This is the color when they have been eating, beech, yellow birch, maple, and black cherry.

Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8104001
03/20/24 01:04 AM
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Cottonwood and willow.


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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8104676
03/20/24 10:42 PM
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Here's the difference in what I catch.


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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8104683
03/20/24 10:46 PM
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Yukon , just like the difference in coastal and big river beaver in my areas. Diet.


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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8104732
03/21/24 02:53 AM
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This is my usual color everywhere I trap. Mix of hardwood,willow,cottonwood [Linked Image]

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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8105025
03/21/24 12:37 PM
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Thanks for weighing in guys.


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Re: Castor? [Re: Yukon John] #8105148
03/21/24 04:50 PM
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pm'd you yukon

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