In different parts of the world, fishermen use some parts of local plants, roots, leaves, juice, to poison or intoxicate the fish so that it floats to the surface where it can then be easily collected. For the same purpose in an extreme situation, you can use bivalve shells or mollusks.
Bivalve shells, mollusks as poison, bait and food, fishing with bivalve shells in extreme conditions.
Most plants suitable for fish poisoning in ponds grow in southern and tropical climatic zones. For example :
Shrub Derris and Barringtonia tree from Southeast Asia to Australia.
Desert Rose Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Juice of shrub Assaku, shoots of many species of timbo and lonhocarpus lianas, roots of the Brabasco tree in South America.
Poultry Reptile and Goatman Virginia North America.
On the territory of the CIS countries there is only one plant suitable for such purposes, the Dzungarian mullein, which grows in the mountains of Central Asia at heights of up to 2600 meters. Therefore, the probability that you will find, recognize and be able to use one of the above plants when you are in an extreme situation is negligible.
More real way, only in a truly hopeless extreme situation!, poison the fish, and then collecting it, use it for food, do it using ordinary bivalve shells and other mollusks, or rather their shells. In addition, the shell meat itself is suitable for use as food or bait for fishing. However, we will state everything in order.
Bivalve shells as food in an emergency.
Almost all bivalve mollusks of fresh and slightly salted waters, i.e. rivers, streams, swamps, lakes and seas, such as, for example, are considered edible.
Toothless from 8 to 20 cm long. Found at the bottom of standing and slowly flowing bodies of water with silty soil.
Perlovitsy 5 to 10 cm long. Live mainly in flowing water, in reservoirs with sandy soil.
Balloons length from 2 to 3 cm. They can be found in sand and silt of various reservoirs, almost round and yellowish or yellow-brown in appearance..
The recipe for bivalve shells.
Bivalve shells are prepared according to a very simple recipe. We spread them as close as possible to the bonfire with a slit up, after a while the shells will open. In the opened shell we find the scallop is the edible part of the shell, cut it with a knife and fry it on the fire. If there is a pot, then the shells, previously washed, can be cooked in sinks and after the leaves open, cut out all the meat and eat.
Or first cut the locking muscles by inserting the knife through the gap between the wings, and then cook. Even barley caught in clean, spring water can give a lot of mud. In the presence of salt, for a more pleasant taste, shell meat should be salted.
Bivalve shells as bait for fishing.
The pearl barley shell is perfect for fishing tench, bream, common carp, catfish, crucian carp and many other fish. We open the shell using one of the methods described above, separate the meat from the leaves with a knife and attach it to the hook.
Bivalve shells as a poison for fishing.
Shells of mollusks partially consist of a special nitrogenous, chitin-like substance – conhiolin, usually impregnated with lime. It is with this lime that fish can be poisoned, but first it must be obtained from the shells themselves. To do this, you must:
1. We collect shells in an amount equal to the volume of 4-5 buckets.
2. Open the shells and clean them from the insides that can be used as bait or for food (see text above).
3. Break the cleaned shells of bivalve shells and grind between the stones, the finer the better, almost to the state of powder.
4. The resulting powder is mixed with charcoal in a ratio of 1: 1.
5. We burn the resulting mixture on a strong fire until it starts to brown, and then whiten.
6. When the mixture begins to turn white, remove from heat.
7. Throw the lime into the water and wait until the fish comes up.
The method described above for catching fish by poisoning it is poaching, therefore it is permissible only in extreme situations that threaten health and life!
Fish poisoned by such lime is safe for human consumption..
The method is quite effective only in any stagnant or weak water..
If this method is used in closed reservoirs, then you can destroy all the fish there, respectively, deprive yourself of a power source for the future and harm the environment.
However, if you fish the fish in a natural or artificially created coastal backwater, then soon the usual number of fish will recover in it.