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| What are Biosource and Impulse ? |
| || The Biosource and Impulse biostimulants are powered mixtures comprising several naturally occurring biologically active molecular compounds. These natural materials are not, in any way, hazardous to aquatic or human life. |
| What's the difference between Biosource and Impulse ? || || Biosource is somewhat cheaper than Impulse, and is designed primarily for the preparation of commercial fish baits and feeds according to strict manufacturing protocols. Impulse is more 'user friendly' and better suited to most end user applications. |
| Which species of fish are stimulated to feed by Biosource and Impulse ? |
| || Fish species stimulated to feed by the Biosource and Impulse additives include, but are not limited to: barbel, bream, carp, F1 hybrids, perch, roach, and tench (UK tests); as well as bass, buffalo, catfish, shad, sunfish, and trout (US tests). |
| What are the origins of the Biosource and Impulse product names? || || The Biosource product name is descriptive of what the the product actually does. All biological organisms contain trace amounts of the compounds contained in the Biosource additive within their own tissues; with these same compounds continually being released into the water by all aquatic life forms. The 'Bio-source' name, then, alludes to this fact. |
The Impulse additive is a 'second generation' product that, while working in a similar way to Biosource, cannot over stimulate fish. 'Meta' essentially means 'to transcend'.
| How do Biosource and Impulse work ? || || Briefly, the Biosource/Impulse additives are olfactory Molecular Recognition feeding stimulants. They target specific classes of chemoreceptor sites at the fishes' olfactory membranes. If introduced into an aquatic environment, at specific (proprietary) levels, they induce an involuntary feeding response from a broad cross-section of fish species. For full details check out the downloadable report |
| What is Molecular Recognition? |
| || Molecular Recognition (MR) is a term used in biochemistry to explain how molecules of specific size, shape and chemical functionality bind to dedicated receptor sites. |
A good analogy for MR would be that of a comfortably fitting glove - only your hand (Biosource/Jigsaw) fits the glove (receptor site) perfectly. Only a perfect 'molecular fit' at the fishes' olfactory receptor sites will elicit an enhanced feeding response.
The enzyme model (shown left) illustrates the process.
| Is Biosource/Impulse some kind of pheromone? || || NO! Biosource/Impulse are olfactory stimulants, not pheromones. Thus, Biosource/Impulse should NOT be confused, or associated, with any type of pheromone based attractants that have previously appeared on the market. |
| Are Biosource and Impulse attractants, stimulants, or both? || || Both Biosource and Impulse are feeding stimulants. Thus, they should be used either in conjunction with other attractive flavor / flavors, or simply just added to unflavored baits. |
| Where can I buy Biosource/Impulse products? |
| || Biosource Baits Inc. supplies Biosource and Impulse feeding stimulants directly to bait manufacturing companies, whom, in turn, incorporate these additive(s) into their own product lines. |
Only products displaying either the Biosource or Impulse flag (shown left) contain the respective additive. A full list of retail outlets carrying, as well as distributors of, Biosource/Impulse products may be viewed at the Retail Products and Wholesalers & Retailers pages.
| How do I best prepare and fish Biosource/Impulse treated baits? || || Full details on preparing and fishing with Biosource/Impulse products can be reviewed or downloaded at the Preparation Tips page. |
When fishing, the best strategy is just to keep feeding (regardless of catch rate), as the Biosource/Impulse stimulants will essentially make any fish present feed - but only if introduced to the swim at regular intervals!