I agree with crabbait if you plan on doing the bobber and egg thing in tidewater. The wetter the better in slow water. Let the eggs soak up the juice so that it will dissipate better in the water with all those good egg scents. Don't dry the eggs unless you are fishing in faster water.
Make yourself a little cardboard tray and you can use it over and over, even paper towels will work, just leave them in the strainer for a while before you lay them down. Do them the way you like them, I never wet cure and I dont have a problem, but try both and see what you like. :grin:
fisheromen and wetaline have it right. Home depot Lowes any self respecting hardware store. The stuff is nifty to have around the house for a variety of uses.Just ask for screen door screen material also goes by the moniker hardware screen.Lay down some folded newspaper, the screen on top and your set.
I used a plastic mesh panel I found at a floral and craft store in oregon city shopping center. I think it is intended for use with needlepoint. It is about 12"x14" and has about 1/8" squared holes. I built a frame from 1x1's and staple the mesh panel to the frame. A little screwin' around but it works great and there is no metal. Works good for me.
I use Depend Liners. These are like disposable Depends diapers, but are rectangular for "accidents" under someone sitting, like in a wheelchair. They are very absorbent and work great for drying eggs. They sell all kinds of brands at Walmart. Regular Depends work great too. I've got some on them now in my bait fridge. I'm trying to firm up some frozen salmon eggs that were given to me uncured that I've thawed and cured in Amerman's. We'll see how they turn out tomorrow.
Seriously, this is no joke, I really use these for salmon eggs. Then clean up is a matter of removing your eggs, and fold up the diaper, and throw it in the trash. (Or I freeze in a plastic bag until trash pickup day to keep out the cats). No mess, no fuss, no borax spill, no salmon juice spill. The juice is all aborbed into the diaper.
I use the coke and pepsi plastic containers with the mesh style bottom that you'll find in different locations behind convience stores.What's killer about these is they are very stout,and you can stack them to save room,they hose off easily.I line them with paper towels.Good luck,
I just had to comment on the dishwasher thing...after I laughed a while....My dishwasher gets just about everything stuck in it. Egg cure racks, bowls, all sorts of other odd fishing related items. I have even thrown in a container that had UB in it...Personally, I would rather have that stuff in there than a container that had raw chicken in it. I did make a stand on bait in the house fridge though. Made the man get a fridge for the eggs, scents, fish, and all the other 'odd things.' Never really bothered me too much but my mother about had a coronary after one visit.