Sunday, June 2, 2013
Experiment On Translocation Technique !!!
I have covered about Translocation method to populate any very critically ill BH on many articles before.
Read a few of my articles touching on the word Translocation:
The key point here is where can we get these young birds to be released?
In Sabah you can register with Jabatan Perhutanan dan Perhilitan and you will be allowed to buy a number of young birds at about RM 5 each.
The Jabatan will teach you on how to handle these young birds that are commonly taken from those caves whose nests were harvested.
In Peninsular Malaysia I don't think there is any organization or individual who are breeding these baby birds.
I wish there are some wise guys who will do this swiftlet breeding and allow us to buy them on a contract basis say 100 - 200 a month.
Breeding of young birds are very common in Indonesia but in Malaysia this is like something very unusual.
Most people will look at you as if you are from another planet if you open
your mouth about breeding and releasing those young birds inside your BH.
How to get their eggs?
How to hatch them?
How to prepare their food?
How to feed them?
What will be the most conducive method to keep them?
How to transport them to those BHs?
How do you release them?
You need to get yourself a booklet on how to answer the above questions.
This is where I and a local university is looking at.
I have been pushing this interesting idea with UPM and if they can come out with that special booklet it will be a new milestone in swiftlet farming industry in Malaysia.
If everything goes as planned I think a batch of 500 eggs will be ready to be incubated within the next 30 days.
I have to get a regular supply of eggs and those who owned BH who wish to participate in this project please call 017 7551318.