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Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018

Swiftlet Farming Seminar On May 5 & 6th, 2018
Calling for participants to this special Swiftlet Farming Seminar to be held in Sandakan, Sabah. You will be given the opportunity to learn and at same time to enter two BHs plus how to prepare MV3 aroma, Seminar will be held at Sandakan Hotel, Sandakan Sabah. For detail please PM 0177551318

Friday, July 22, 2011

Trapping Those Young Birds Inside Your BH !!!


One of the bird's characteristic when they are inside your BH will be to use your BH external sound to fly into it but they need sun light to guide them out of the BH.

Remember they use your external sound to fly into your BH straight to the VIP room and early in the morning they will use those light from the morning sun to fly out of the BH.

That is why I keep saying that if you can try to have your entrance hole to face the east.  Remember the sun rises from the east and move towards the west.

During the day, your BH will be pitched dark.  The moment these birds entered they will switch to their echo location sound mode to ensure that they will not hit any of those partitions or walls you have constructed.

They cannot see in total darkness but they use those echo sound to guide them while they fly inside.

To identify their nest they will use their sense of smell.  They usually will embed at least one or two of their feathers onto their nests. These feather shall be re embedded if their smell are no longer strong enough.

It was mentioned somewhere that swiftlet sense of smell is 1000 times more sensitive as compared to human.

Beside their sense of smell their ears will be used to hear the external sound, internal sound, baby sounds, any intruder inside the BH, the call of their partner and etc.

So we know that when morning comes their will rush out of the BH to find food using those sun light to guide them to fly from the VIP room (example) out of the entrance hole.

What happened at night?

Assuming a young couple entered your BH for the first time after being attracted by your external sound.

Both of them flew in from the entrance hole into the roving than into the roving room and slowly find their way into the last room of your BH, the VVIP room (example).

They hang around the chandelier and stays there up to 8:00pm.

What do you think will happened when your external sound suddenly stop for the night?

This will be the most critical moment to all of us.  They will have three choices:

1) To stay put at the chandelier, the last position just before your BH external sound being stopped.

2) To move their position to those internal sound tweeters or

3) They will find their way out of your BH and this will not be a good thing to happen to a BH.

Just imagine if all those young couples entered and stay until 8:00 pm and later all of them will fly away just after the external sound were off.

You will have an empty BH forever if they continue to behave this way.

How can we stop them from going to the 3rd options?

My recommendation is to firstly choose the right internal sound.

The best will be my SuperBabyKing or the BabyKing or the SuperNBU.  You need to have all these three sounds.  Choose the one that will make the maximum number will choose to opt for choice no two.

My second recommendation is to play the internal sound a bit louder.

Yes during the day time you may want to play the internal sound using the first amplifier at a slightly lower volume.  Just before 8:00 pm (switch off time of your external sound) say 7:45 pm you should start the second amplifier to play a slightly louder sound volume as against the 1st internal sound amplifier.

My next recommendation is to choose an appropriate design with proper placement of those partitions to block the sun light from polluting your nesting room.  My idea is to create a kind of room partitioning so that these birds will not find their way out or make them hard to find their way out of your BH.

Remember they need those light to guide them out and by 8:00 pm there will be no more sun light to guide them out.

Once the decide to move out of your BH they will have very little choice but to use their echo location to locate the doors that your created and find their way out.

What if we make it a bit difficult for them to find the exit window?

I was in Bidor last two days and during one of the evening I did the sound test.

A couple of birds entered the BH and the design of the masterpiece have these various partitioning to prevent those lights and at the same time  prevent the visitor from leaving the house after 8:00 pm.

This idea is something new and I am sure there are many other ways that we can force them to stay after 8:00 pm.

I remembered a friend from Kuala Trengganu who uses those automated gate to shut the entrance hole using a door without any holes for the whole night after 8:00 pm. Yes he will shut the entrance door just before the external sound were switched off.

They can only fly out of his BH once the auto gate is opened at about 5:00 am. They were given little choices but to stay for the night and it they keep staying every night they will get use to the BH.

There are a few pros and cons using this method but there is nothing to stop you from installing such a gadget.

All you wanted is for the birds to enter and stay for the night.

If you wish to learn more my recommendation to you is to come and visit this "Grand Masterpiece" by calling 017 755 1318.

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