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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:15 pm

Does anybody know what the old limers used to make the bird lime out of ? Just been reading about a bloke who made little cones with seed in the bottom and put them in the furrows to attract pheasants , and he smeared lime around the inside of the cone . Bird ate seed , cone stuck on head , bloke collected confused bird(s) , simple . Just interested now ive read about it , atb Buster

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:27 pm

Does anybody know what the old limers used to make the bird lime out of ? Just been reading about a bloke who made little cones with seed in the bottom and put them in the furrows to attract pheasants , and he smeared lime around the inside of the cone . Bird ate seed , cone stuck on head , bloke collected confused bird(s) , simple . Just interested now ive read about it , atb Buster



"Historically, the substance has been prepared in various ways, and from various materials. A popular form was made from holly bark, boiled for 10 to 12 hours. After the green coating is separated from the other, it is stored in a moist place for two weeks. It is then pounded into a thick paste, until no wood fibres remain, and washed in running water until no small specks appear. After fermenting for four or five days, during which it is frequently skimmed, the substance is mixed over a fire with a third part of nut oil. This is then ready for use."

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:35 pm

Just in case anyone is in any doubt, the use of bird lime is no longer legal. :big_boss:

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:37 pm

Does anybody know what the old limers used to make the bird lime out of ? Just been reading about a bloke who made little cones with seed in the bottom and put them in the furrows to attract pheasants , and he smeared lime around the inside of the cone . Bird ate seed , cone stuck on head , bloke collected confused bird(s) , simple . Just interested now ive read about it , atb Buster




Bolied Linseed oil...............

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:40 pm

TOO RIGHT JOHN B,

VERY ILLEGAL ................. BUT NO DOUBT IF WANTED IN TODAYS ERA A FELLA COULD UTILISE SOMETHING LIKE MAYBE ........

TEMO TACK ?


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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:43 pm

hi Bird lime can be made by boiling linseed into a glue was used for all sorts of things like catching small birds ,rats , mouise , but years ago our father made and used it for flys in chicken cabins ect .
it is now illegal to use in this country .

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:49 pm

Tins of rat-lime are readily available,I have caught Gecko's in a roof-space on tack-boards :icon_eek:

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:56 pm

Tins of rat-lime are readily available,I have caught Gecko's in a roof-space on tack-boards http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


TEMO TACK ......... MACKEM ..... SAME STUFF

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:06 pm

Is that the UK name DW?Comes in tins?

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:07 pm

Just in case anyone is in any doubt, the use of bird lime is no longer legal. http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

The chap who used to take me ferreting when i was a kid caught birds,he had walking sticks that pulled apart ,a bit like sword sticks,when he found were they were feeding he would unsheath the limed rod from the stick and place it in the reeds,never cared for it my self, most of them die anyway.


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