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Offline Muggsy

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Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« on: Jul 18, 2020, 07:08 PM »
In an effort to conserve space, I placed a bunch of various manufacturer's baits in smaller individual polyethylene bags and labeled them. I did not combine any or mix different ones together. Today, I opened the tackle box and noticed the labels appear to be wicking the lubricant or scent right through the plastic bag and it's beginning to smear the labels. I can feel the oily residue on my fingers, too.

Any thoughts on whether a thicker bag would stop this or should I be looking for a bag from a different material? A quick look at McMaster Carr only show polyethylene, no small polypropylene. The bags I'm using are definitely a different material than original but I didn't expect this to happen. I'll keep searching for other bag material, too.
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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #1 on: Jul 18, 2020, 08:40 PM »
I get laminated worm bags from barlows for my plastics that work really well, not too expensive

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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #2 on: Jul 21, 2020, 02:56 AM »
Whatever essential oils they are using for scent (most likely anise) are decomposing whatever the bag is made of. I make my own beard oils and skin balms and have had essential oils eat right the rubber/silicone dropper seals in the caps if left long enough. Turns them into a gooey mess. Anise was no exception. My suggestion would be to use bags specifically made for plastics storage.

What does it smell like?
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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #3 on: Jul 21, 2020, 05:49 AM »
I have a couple of bags of the Little Atom Nuggies, they smell like anise oil. Some of the others have a smell, no doubt the proprietary liquid they use, can't really describe them but they do smell. The smell differs between manufacturers, of course.
I have some polypropylene bags coming, I'll see if that makes a difference.

Lesson learned, keep them in original packaging and figure out a better way to make storage room!
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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #4 on: Jul 21, 2020, 07:07 AM »
I use the daily pill dividers that they sell at drug stores.
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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #5 on: Jul 21, 2020, 11:28 AM »
Now there's a good idea; I'm going to have to give that a think-through.

Happen to have a pic of which style you're using?
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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #6 on: Jul 22, 2020, 11:51 AM »
Here it is!

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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #7 on: Jul 22, 2020, 06:39 PM »
Thank you, that's pretty much what I was thinking you meant. I know some old tackle boxes weren't "wormproof" and the plastics would melt to the trays or dividers; but you're not experiencing anything like that with these pill boxes? That's very encouraging to me and might be the storage answer for me. I should be seeing the other bags shortly and will try a couple of those to see how they react.
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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #8 on: Jul 23, 2020, 07:23 AM »
No problems with melting.
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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #9 on: Jul 30, 2020, 09:53 AM »
Here it is!

Great idea! Thanks

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Re: Plastic bait storage OOPS, need input
« Reply #10 on: Jul 30, 2020, 07:27 PM »
Well, it turns out the big offender was the Euro Tackle products. Every one of the different styles and sizes I have were causing the problem. I've put them in the cellophane envelopes and we'll see if that solves the problem. The other culprit was the Berkley Power Bait Whip tails; they were wicking through as well.

I really like the pill dispenser idea, too. That may be the better system in the end.
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