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Something that has always annoyed me and at the same time made me very curious is how certain rubber worms manage to melt or ruin tackle in by tacklebox. Yesterday I had to clean off an antique wooden lure that had part of the paint taken off because a rubber worm had been next to it and basically melted itself and made a mess all over it. Does anyone know what it is about these worms that make them so harmful to other tackle?.....or what it is that actually makes turn into the GLOB?
 
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Its a chemical reaction caused by the chemicals in the worm mixing with other plastic,
This is one reason you will see worm proof box's.
certain worms will mess up ricos, pointers and other topwater baits(usually the cheap brand of worms they sell at k-mart and wall mart)
the soft plastics need to be kept separate from your hard plastics especially the other cranks and lures.


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Another way to prevent this from happening is taking the "all" the rubber and plastics out of the boat and keep them at room temperature inside the house. I also include my rods and reels to prevent my lines from weakening or dryrotting. This especially in the spring, summer, and fall. Don't take them out of the bags unless you're ready to use them (worms, lizards,grubs etc.) :)
 

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I've had that happen to me a few years ago too. Now I keep everything seperate. Cranks in 1 box, dropshot worms in another. Larger worms in another. Spinnerbaits in another etc. etc.
 

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just got the ne bassmaster it has an article on super plastics they had this to say on worm burn "Never mix traditional plastics with elastomeric lures. The plastisol baits trigger a chemical reaction that will cause both baits to melt. Manufacturers advise anglers to put the new age plastics in previously unused utility boxes, or keep them in their respective packages. That's why Plano now offers cyberflex duraview utility boxes designed specifically for the new baits. They are offered in three sizes. Heat is said to be another factor. All though direct sunlight will not melt the lures, one lying on the boatdeck does appear to become more supple."
 
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