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Everything posted by ianain

  1. There was also the idea of cutting the bend off of an eyed hook and using that several years ago. It's always difficult to find the origin of any idea since most are just a slight alteration.
  2. They're camouflaged rigs, for use in weedy plcaes. Like with bait additives, sky's the limit, decide on what you think will work.
  3. I'm sure CM didn't mean it as an insult, just trying to show why by example; we've all typed things that have been misinterpreted - most of my posts just make people scratch or shake their heads
  4. That's not quite correct, the emulsifier makes the oil form tiny droplets which creates an emulsion (of oil in water) - take for example many salad dressings, you have to shake them up as the oil separates - to prove this for yourself, mix some oil into a beaten egg and see what happens when its left to stand. Emulsified is often used [in these types of debate] where miscible is what is meant, something which is miscible is completely mixed and forms a single item which does not separate, emulsions separate over time. Confidence based on anecdotal evidence is fine, I have no problem
  5. I'm sure I've seen that you can sign back up. Might have been an exercise to reduce the number of dormant accounts (like mine ).
  6. Welcome Carl, pick away and dispense your wisdom
  7. Unfortunately, these debates just keep going around in circles; in theory it should be easy to prove that herring oil helps with the growth, health and quality (of the meat) by testing different feeds in separate tanks and dissecting a few fish at the end of the test period using repeatable measurements - comparing the reaction of fish to different feeds however, especially in a fish farm tank, is very subjective and open to interpretation, the fish will react to someone waving their hand (I've done this myself after only a short period of time while fishing) and associate this with food comin
  8. Another thought, are you sure that you are not pasting the dropbox link that you gave earlier in this post Should be this:
  9. Yes you're right about the limit, the drop box image as far as I can tell it is about 344 K which shouldn't be a problem, and there might be restrictions in-between when sending large files, I think drop box will reduce image size and quality automatically as I think carp.com does as well. You should scale the image rather than crop it, there are tools online that can do this, or you can install some software - online is probably easiest but I do it on my own machine. One last thing to try (out of curiosity), go to your drop box image and right click - save image as, then try uploadi
  10. What browser are you using? Can you take a screenshot when you get the red border? On a laptop you press FN + the END key (underneath it has PRTSC) on a standard keyboard there should be a print screen button - with a bit of luck, your system will let you save it, if not ... (not sure what operating system you are using) but there should be a basic paint program where you can paste the image, then save it to your PC and upload on here using the other way.
  11. Start on the drop box web site to select the image, then flick back to carp.com
  12. That's it now, you'll have to buy some skis, cos you are definitely on a slippery slope, there's no helping you now
  13. The potential wasn't lost on me, you just beat me to it
  14. Right click the image on the dropbox page and click "copy image location" On the bottom right of the reply box (the one you fill in to post a reply), there is an "insert other media" button, click on that, then click on insert from URL - then paste the url into the box click on "insert into post"
  15. Yes they are tubers, many things with the name nuts included, are not nuts at all - peanuts are legumes. Prepared and stored correctly, they [tiger nuts] should last a good while in the fridge, are you sure that it's mold and not just the scum (solids) collecting and clumping on the surface, it can often look like mold? If they are moldy, I don't think that the fish would care - it's up to you if you want to touch them or not!
  16. Nice fish Smuft. Nice of CM to lend you his t-shirt
  17. Did he explain how carp can detect the fish oil, I'm not doubting the nutrition side of it, but oil is not soluble in water and therefore cannot be detected by a carp and act as an attractor; the fish may be able to tell once it's in its mouth (by touching receptors) but this still doesn't mean that it's an attractor - I would be very interested if your friend could explain this as it would answer a lot of question surrounding oils (including essential oils) and settle a lot of debates (and several threads on here advocating both arguments "Oh no it isn't" / "Oh yes it is" ). Impure oils
  18. The point is not sharp (bit like me) it's more of a hook, but you can still hurt yourself on them :ooooch:
  19. Oh yeah, back to the original post The sunny crew do a set called safety boilie needles, seems pointless to me Not quite so sure what's so safe about them though?
  20. orthographiae littoral: adjective 1) relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake. 2) a region lying along a shore. Who are the two old illiterates? I can only see one I'm going to suffer for this
  21. The crowd I'm working for wouldn't import anything, they spend three weeks trying to save 5p on 100 bricks - at least I get paid :shrug:
  22. The guy we're subbing to at the moment inherited most of the tools [that we're using], he has a very Victorian attitude (or even Roman) where labour is cheap and easily replaced should it go wrong
  23. Using some of the tools at work requires an understanding of Latin
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