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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Actual Harry's Devil's Monkey House In Action !!!

At last I can now monitor the exact activities at my Kuantan BH from my home PC.

I can now view all the four IR cameras input on a 24 hrs basis, if I wish to.

Never though about this new technology seriously but now it becomes a very important part of BH monitoring system.

 The monkey house, Harry Devil's Design, entrances looks like this sketch. 

There are four different entrances an one each on the wall of the monkey house.

The main entrance, the busiest is at the side facing the flying path.

Like what I always says that the it is very practical to face your entrance hole to the flying path of those birds coming home.

It never failed me and I am sure it will also not failed you......

Now let us try to view what was happening on the roof area:

 Please look carefully at the date and time stamp of each clip so that you can be sure that it was taken very recently.  Just before the date I posted this article I was in Kuantan.

Burglar Alarm: Self Contained Motion Detector !!!

I have been doing some facts findings about how to get a gadget that can help to alert me if my BH is being broken into.

Among the many gadget identified I think the best, the easiest to install and the cheapest is this PIR system.

The PIR is a self contained motion detector with build in GSM modem for sending SMS text to your mobile phone.

All you need is a GSM pay-as-you-go SIM card with some credit in it and insert into the gadget. You then plug the power supply to it and before that mount it at those strategic locations that you feel the intruder will enter your BH.

To activate the system all you need to do is to send an activation password and for a few short seconds the alarm system will be on.

From then on when the sensor detects motion you will receive an SMS informing you of any intruder.

You can also hear the activities happening at the station installed.

If you coupled with a CCTV camera you can view what is happening there.

Hmm..... I think I will try this.

All you need is about two or three.

Each unit is only about RM 650 to RM 800 ringgit.

This is the way to go and I am sure you will have less nightmares.

They Enter Via My Toilet Window !!!

I remember visiting Sibu, Sarawak, not long ago and one of my blog reader proudly presented a unique BH situated in an area that was prone to regular flooding.

The BH was actually a dwelling house but ever since those swiftlet started to enter the owner move out.

"Pak Harry that is the toilet window about 2 feet by 1.5 feet and look how those swiftlet flew in."

This is the kind of thing that can happen to any one who have some good luck.

Just hope you have the same good luck.

Enjoy viewing the video clip below:

Friday, April 29, 2011

What Is The Cheapest And Most Practical Way Of Owning A BH ???

I never thought of this ridiculous idea about owing a BH at a fraction of its original cost.

On one of my busy day I received a phone call from an old friend and he wanted my opinion about a piece of land in Peninsular Malaysia.

I was pretty excited when he mentioned that there is an abandoned BH structure on it.

I quickly told him that I am willing to come down to have a look.

The next day I was down to take a good look at the building and the surrounding palm oil plantation.

The moment I stared at the building I know the house spirit wanted my help to rejuvenate with some new nesting planks and latest sounds.

I was very happy that the building structures looks good except that the last owner before abandoning bore some holes on the wall and he also removed all the nesting planks.

However he forgot to erase or remove those bird shit marking on the entrance hole and the roving room walls.

The best part was that the building was facing the east and just in front of the entrance hole was a water pond.

If you stand at the entrance hole, 7'X4', you can see the palm oil plantation until your eyes can see.

"Pak Harry, the rental rate of this land is less than RM 100 per acre per month.  Should I take it?"

A ten acres of land with matured palm oil trees, a 5 stories BH, a water pond plus a 5 rooms bangalow at its main entrance, why not?

Where else can you can such a beautiful offer.

If you are not interested please use my name. I told him and he immediately confirmed that he will do the needful to get the total land with the two buildings on it.

The land was taken by the state because of the Nipah virus rampage at one time.  After taking over they were left unattended.

I think there are many more of this similar land in many states in N9, Melaka and Johor.

If you are smart go and do some homework. 

I am sure you can find one.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Perak wanted their own Swiftlet Farming Guidelines:

A Bernama Report today April 27th, 2011.

Perak to Issue Guidelines on Swiftlet Farming Print E-mail
IPOH, 27 APRIL, 2011: Perak, one of the major players in the country's bird's nest industry, will issue guidelines on swiftlet farming soon.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said the initial draft was tabled at the weekly executive council meeting today.

"There's a need to fine tune a few aspects, including those relating to sound and appropriate sites for swiftlet farms," he told reporters here today.

The guidelines would be tailored according to the needs of the industry in Perak, he said, adding that they would include legal perspectives as well.

- Bernama

Humor: The Fastest Thing That You Know !!!

What is the fastest thing that you know?

Please laugh as loud as you can but don't fall from your chair.

Read this interview at wal-mart:

A  Gujarati  applies for a Job at Wal-Mart.

An office manager at Wal-Mart was given the task of hiring  an  individual to fill a job opening.

After sorting through a  stack  of resumes he found four people who were equally   qualified --  an American, a Russian, an Australian  and  a  Indian 

He decided to call the four in and ask them  only  one question. Their answer would determine who of them  would  get the job.

The day came and as the four sat around  the  conference room table the  interviewer  asked, 

"What is the fastest thing  you know?"

Dave, the  American, replied,  "A THOUGHT. It just pops into your  head.  There's no warning that it's on the way;  it's just there.  A  thought is the fastest thing I know of."

"That's very good!" replied  the interviewer.

"And now you sir?" he asked Vladimir , the  Russian.  

"Hmm.... let me see. A blink!  It comes and goes and you  don't  know that it ever happened.  A BLINK is the fastest  thing I know."

"Excellent!" said the interviewer.  "The blink of  an eye, that's  a very popular clich for speed."

He then turned  to George,  the Australian who was contemplating his reply. 

"Well, out at my dad's ranch,  you step out of the   house and on the wall there's a light switch. When you flip that   switch, way out across the pasture the light in the barn comes on. Yep,  TURNING ON A LIGHT is the fastest thing I can think of." 

The  interviewer was very impressed with the third answer and thought he had  found his man.  "It's hard to beat the speed of light" he  said.

Turning to  Patel , the  Indian , the fourth and final  man, the interviewer posed the same question.  

Patel replied, "Apter herring da 3 preybius ansers Sir, et's  obyus to me dat the fastest thing is DIARRHEA."
"WHAT!?" said the interviewer, stunned by the response. The others  were  already giggling in their seats...

"Oh, I can expleyn  Sir," said  Patel .  " You see, Sir, da ader day my tummy was  peeling bad and so I run so fast to the  batrum, but before I could  THINK, BLINK, or TURN ON THE LIGHT, I had alreydi done it in my  pants!"

Patel  is now the new "Greeter" at the Wal-Mart near you !!! 

Tsunami Video Clip Which You need To Watch !!!

I got this latest clip and you need to see the real tsunami in action:

Dramatic and scary.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Uruguay Great Architect: Just Imagine If Our Swiftlet Nests Looks Like This !!!

I discovered this power point slides about a special bird in Uruguay, South America.

The owner of an apartment captured these pictures and turned it into a slide presentation.

The bird is called "Hornero" and use clay or soil to erect their nest at the widow frame.

A very rare pictures and I love to share it with my blog readers.

Just imagine if all the nest is made of saliva !!!

One thing for sure is that the male can only have his sexual intercourse only when the nest is about to be ready.

See this picture and when he was given the chance to have a dogie.

It happened only when the house is just about to be ready.

This is because once the eggs inside her is fertilized she has about 8 days to lay it. (This is based of swiftlet).

This I would say a kind of reward after a hard work.

He started it and she will help once the nest is semi ready.

A very interesting happening in nature.

You might want to relate this nest building to your swiftlet nest building.

The Effectiveness of Air Circulation Box Inside Your VIP Room !!!

I am sure many of you would like me to write something that is pretty new and something that can help to pull more birds to your VIP room.

I was inside one of those matured BH in Kuantan with about 100 nests.

What attract me most was this air circulation wooden box that was left by the previous tenant who turned this top floor into his BH.

Main designed objective was probably to allow those fresh air to enter the house but before entering the house the speed will be reduced.  It served like a diffuser to slow the air speed.

But there is more to being a diffuser.

My main reason why I said so was that there were some special attraction of those birds to the box area.

It seems to me that the birds are very attracted to those fermenting bird shit that fell and accumulated on the box cover.

The box was covered with those blue colored plastic sheet to prevent any potential heat from the sun,

Those shit on the box were very closed to those nesting planks since they were at least 3 feet above the floor surface.

The very closed proximity might be something that make these fermented shit provide a higher degree of natural aroma.

I can see that there were many nests closed to this box.

Their main attraction, if I am right, are those shit smell.

If I can I will include this air ventilation box as one especially inside the VIP room.

Remember this is something very new and I do not give any 100% assurance that it will work but from my very serious observation there is a very strong chance that they like their bird shit smell.

The nearer the better, I guess.

Monday, April 25, 2011

How To Create Natural BH Aroma Smell For Your New BH !!!

This is something very new, very interesting and it will make you feel so stupid for not trying this method before.

Assuming you already owned a BH with say with 200 to 300 nests in it.

Due to your greeds or sometime you termed it as your expansion program and started another new BH a few kilometers away from the 1st BH.

You know that your new BH will need some natural aroma to mask those cement smell in order to attract those young birds to be your permanent tenants.

What will be the best way to reduce those cement smell?

Well the best answer is to get some fresh bird shit from somewhere and bring them across to be placed on the floor and perhaps spray some on the walls.

My latest idea that you never have thought before is to harvest those fresh bird shit from your old BH with 300 nests.

How can you do that Pak Harry?

What you can do is prior to finishing your new BH you need to start your fresh bird shit harvesting program. 

You might want to do this at least one to two months before you finish the second BH.  The longer the better.

Get a few roll of plastic sheet from your nearest hardware shop and first you need to open them from the reel.

You need to remove the plastic sheet smell for a few days. 

Hang them somewhere for a few days and once the smell are reduced you can start your fresh bird shit harvesting activities.

Bring the sheet into your old BH and placed sheet by sheet just below those nests until all the sheets are laid. One sheet can be about 4 feet by 10 feet.

Let those fresh shit accumulated for a number of weeks (4-6 weeks)  and after that get ready to transport the plastic sheet with those fresh bird shit across to your new BH.

 In this way you will get the best natural aroma fresh from your old BH to your new BH.

Once your new BH is about to be ready and about to be put  into operation you transport the fresh bird shit across.

Try to lay these plastics with fresh bird shit inside those VIP rooms.

In this way you will have a very strong chances of drawing those wild birds into your BH as compared to any other methods.

If you think I am joking just give a shot.  I am sure you will see a lot of different as compare to not having anything on the floor.

Beside transferring to your new BH you can also follow the same steps to populate other floors or nesting room of your current BH.

Let assume that you current BH is heavily populated on the higher floors and the lower floors are empty.  Just do the same and you will see some birds flying downstairs within a couple of weeks.

Be smart and you will stand above the rest.

If you need some I can arrange for some but it will cost you for those plastic, traveling cost plus those bird shit.

Per roll of 4 feet by 10 feet will be RM 350.  I need at least 4-6 weeks for delivery after receive of payment.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Possible Sound Treasures In A Box !!!

Look what I recently discovered !!!

Those old magnetic tape spools with bird sounds (I am guessing).  It is a wonderful sound treasures.

While removal some rubbish below the table at a BH in Kuantan, Pahang, I accidently discovered a box with 10 spools of bird sounds (not sure yet).

The best is to know that these were the method that bird sound used to be stored.  They use those magnetic tapes.

Nowadays we have the luxury of those thumb drives and SD cards and many amplifiers have both their readers.

I will be scouting around for tape playing machines in town.

I am sure there there will be internal and external sounds but I for now I need to get a tape playing machine.

Lat night managed to purchase a radio with tape reader.

Trying tonight and will post one of the sound.