HELP! Homemade fish emulsion gone awry!
I hope you can help me. I'm trying to make fish emulsion. This past Sunday night,
I mixed 2 gal. red & beeliner snapper parts (everything but the filets), 2 gal.
dry oak leaves, & a few tablespoons of blackstrap molasses into a 6 1/2 gal.
bucket. I layered & mixed as best I could & then filled with rain water
to cover. I put the lid on tight. By Monday afternoon, the lid had almost popped
off. I beat the mixture down & mixed it, drilled three 1/2 inch holes in the
lid, added a handful of dry molasses. I put an air hose through 1 of the holes
& connected it to an aquarium pump. Each day I've mixed & beat it down,
nothing but fish bones & leaves identifiable. Flies have been swarming by the
dozens on the lid, so I spread a thin layer of diatomaceous earth on the lid. Today,
when I opened the lid, there are THOUSANDS of maggots in the mixture, small ones
& big ones. If even 1% of these mature, I'll be inundated with flies. What
did I do wrong? What can I do to correct this? Please help me.