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I've heard of people using it to mask human odor for species like sturgeon, who possess a powerful olfactory sense.

 

I haven't heard of it's merits as a fish attractant though. Would be interesting to find out.

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Spray it all over your body. I talked to two people who told me that the chicks can't resist it. Reminds them of happy days when Dad would fix their bicycle.

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View PostTwice this year people i talked too said they use wd-40 as an attractant, because it has fish oil in it.. Are they crazy or does it actually work??

 

 

Weeks ago, the inventor of WD-40 died.

I saw a report which said fish oil is one its ingredients.

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View PostSpray it all over your body. I talked to two people who told me that the chicks can't resist it. Reminds them of happy days when Dad would fix their bicycle.

 

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I heard from some that it works, BUT if you care about fish and anyone who eats them, I wouldn't use it.

 

Use bunker oil instead.

 

I took this excerpt from Wired Magazine, (looks like there's no fish oil in WD-40, just an urban legend. Contains petroleum distillates.)

 

What's Inside WD-40? Superlube's Secret Sauce

By Patrick Di Justo 04.20.09

 

The recipe for WD-40 has long been a closely guarded trade secret-until now. Wired sent a can to the lab and got the ingredients. Our lab analyzed WD-40 with gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectroscopy (MS). GC separates chemicals based on size, boiling point, and other factors, releasing them one by one over time. MS then blasts the molecules with an electron beam and tells what's what by the mass of the ionized fragments. WD-40 Ingredients:

 

Mineral Oil

Seriously. WD-40 is mostly a mix of baby oil, Vaseline, and the goop inside homemade lava lamps.

 

Decane

WD-40 contains an abundance of alkanes-hydrocarbons that match the formula CxH2x+2, usually in a long, zigzagging chain. This one, C10H22, which is also a common ingredient of gasoline, helps WD-40 remain a liquid at cold temperatures. Decane doesn't freeze until around -21 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Nonane

Another alkane. One reason these molecules are so handy here: Their hydrogen atoms don't hold a charge, so they can't connect to the hydrogen or oxygen in water, which makes alkanes water-repellent. WD-40, after all, stands for "water displacement, 40th attempt."

 

Tridecane and Undecane

Freeze-resistant? Check. Water- repellent? Check. Contains an alkane that is the major product of the red-banded stinkbug's scent gland? Check! Many alkanes are naturally produced by living creatures. Undecane, part of the pheromone trail left by cockroaches and ants, is present.

 

Tetradecane

Another alkane!

 

Dimethyl Naphthalene

Here's the thing: This stuff (C12H12) comes in 10 forms, called isomers. One of them is a harmless hormone given off by potatoes. Another is used in high-performance engineering plastics. Our analysis can't determine which ones are present here, but if you're using it as a solvent, as is likely the case with WD-40, they all work just fine.

 

Cyclohexane

That cyclo prefix means that unlike standard alkanes, which come in chains, this one's a ring. The shape gives cycloalkanes a higher melting point. And huffing them will knock you out cold. (Or so we're told.) Cyclohexane has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life.

 

Carbon Dioxide

The WD-40 company claims that by using this gas as a propellant, it avoids using smaller gaseous alkanes (possibly butane and propane), which can be hazardous to the environment. As if CO2 isn't.

 

From the WD-40can label:

Special Hazard Precautions: INHALATION: MAY CAUSE ANESTHESIA, HEADACHE, DIZZINESS, NAUSEA AND UPPER RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. SKIN: MAY CAUSE DRYING OF SKIN AND/OR IRRITATION. EYE: MAY CAUSE IRRITATION, TEARING AND REDNESS. INGESTION: MAY CAUSE IRRITATION, NAUSEA, VOMITING AND DIARRHEA. CAN ENTER LUNGS & MAY CAUSE CHEMICAL PNEUMONITIS.

 

Even though you might think that it is a small quantity, everyone needs to do their part to keep the oceans/drinking water clean and our fish healthy. (every little bit helps)

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