Sunday, April 5, 2015
Yellow Nests Might Be Due To Chlorine From Your Pipe Water !!!
Discovered this information from an officer working with Jabatan Veterina.
I met him a couple of times first in Kuala Trengganu and most recent was at Putrajaya.
He now served as Jabatan Veterina officer located in Jerantut, Pahang.
What he discovered was something that came to him by accident.
He was approached by a BH owner who happened to experience yellow colored nests in his BH.
So he approached Jabatan Veterina for help.
After trying many methods and getting helps from many people he finally found out that the best way to remove those yellow color on the raw nest have to do with the Chlorine concentration inside the water sprayed by those humidifiers.
His method which he said works well was to install a carbon filter before the pipe water is poured into the humidifier's container.
The moment the chlorine concentration is reduced the nests will be white.
I have not tried this idea but I am sure this discovery might be something which should be aware of.
"To protect drinking water from disease-causing organisms, or pathogens, water suppliers often add a disinfectant, such as chlorine, to drinking water."
A quote taken from this web page:http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/disinfectants.cfm
We know that chlorine when added to our tap water are good but we also need to know that chlorine will also do harm to our raw nests.
How I wish someone from our local university will carry out appropriate test to prove that chlorine do change raw nest color.
I will try to talk to a friend in UPM to see what he can do.
In the meantime if you happened to discover that your birdnests are yellow please try to confirm that after you install a carbon filter the nests are back to its normal color.