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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

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A New Idea That Might Lure Those Swiftlet To say "I Do" !!!

I completed a nest harvesting operation at one of those BHs under my care.

While driving home I keep thinking about how to use these raw nests to lure those swiftlet into a new BH?

Yes we already have those cluster tweeters, chandeliers, kite tweeters, fake nests made of gel, fake nests made of aluminium, fake nests make of cemara leaves but are there any other things that can be added to see if those swiftlet have any special preferences.

The idea that came to my mind was something like this.

"What if I glue those raw nests onto a piece of 4"x5 " boards or nesting planks 6"x5" and screw these planks/board onto the nesting planks?"

It looks something like this:

Before and after:

Put the fully formed nest onto the board/nesting plank.
Cut the base and the top into two
Use those glue gun to glued the raw nest onto the prepared board

Now ready to be installed onto those nesting planks.

Let try to install inside a BH that is currently with lots of birds staying and see what will happen within the next few months.

If this idea works than we now have another interesting method on how to lure more birds inside our new BH.

Just imagine if we put in 100 of these and say 20% are taken, we now have 20 sets of swiftlet that are our permanent tenant.

Once they use this nest for at least one cycle we can remove it.

Those swiftlet will still stay in and hopefully they will come and build their new nest on the same spot.

If it does not work, so what?

At least we try something new.

For any of you who try this idea please remember to send me report plus pictures so that we can share with the rest.

Best of luck to all those who are brave enough to try new ideas !!!

 How they looks like after installation 1

  How they looks like after installation 2
 How they looks like after installation 3

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