Why does black lug get gutted? why is it better?
I wonder why mine always blow their guts out and soak the paper if I put them in paper alive. Could it be temperature? Where do you do your initial drying in paper, in the house, in the fridge, or in a cool garage etc?As Charlo says, I dont bother gutting,after pumping, I wrap all the worms in several layers of newspaper, then leave the lug in the paper for about two hours,this dries them quite well. I then give them a roll on some kitchen roll to take off any residual moisture. I then place the dried lug in a cat tray full of dry sand and roll them around in the sand........ the sand sticks to the lug, I then roll the lug in newspaper, but only 5 to a packet.
Done ever remember having the lug 'gut' themselves this way.When defrosted they seem to be firm and have the guts intact,which I think is added attraction scent wise, when mounted on the hooks.
I only do 5 to a newspaper packet because when I am on the beach, I always seem to have about 5 left from any roll of 10 when its time to pack up,so only unwrapping 5 at a time leaves me a roll to put back in the freezer..... also on the beach, I keep the wrapped lug frozen in a custom made cool box until I need the next 5, so they are still frozen when I get home.
I am not really keen on using newspaper to freeze the lug,I have tried Clingfilm, but dont like that either, I have bought some florists cellophane and will try that when I go on my next Lug pumping session.