[ To Carry Fish Alive to a Great Distance ]
Source: Weekly Chronicle
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Nova Scotia Newspapers on Microfilm
Instructions for using a mixture of sweet and salt to preserve live trout for transport. Vol. 5, No. 2. Microfilm Reel 8165.
To carry FISH alive to a great Distance.
TAKE an ounce of white sugar-candy, and
as much salt-petre as is about the size of
walnut, and as much wheat flour; mix them
together, and put the mixture in a little bottle in
This quantity is sufficient for a pail of water
Having provided a convenient vessel to carry the
fish, and put in it some white bread crumbled
when the water begins to grow warm, and the
fish put up their heads to the top, then add a small
quantity of this powder into the water, which
cools it and preserves the fish.
The water, if possible, should be changed
every four or five miles, and the powdered salt
petre, &c. added as often as you see occasion.
By these means trout may be brought above 4[--]
miles, alive and well.