Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

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jhcox
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Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

Postby jhcox » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:40 pm

What is a cheap easy DIY way to vent Bo9 and Troyer gourds. It doesn’t get terribly hot in East Tennessee but I thought about doing a few to see if the martins preferred one over the other. JHCox

C.C.Martins
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Re: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

Postby C.C.Martins » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:06 pm

I have troyer verticals, drill a half or 1inch hole just above where the neck narrows. Install a the half inch or 1 inch pvc elbow vent, face it downward, seal it off with lexel. Drill the dimples in the top out and then vent the cap if you feel its necessary. Very easy to do. Highly recomended.

Dont have experience with BO9s.
Tom
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2016-Wanna be LL. Two lookers. nada
2017-5 pairs. 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs. 85 Fledged.
2019- 18 pair.
Offering: 12 natural gourds, w/crescents and WDC openings. 6 modified compartment house, crescents with tunnels.

Tallsilver
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Re: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

Postby Tallsilver » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:19 pm

Just get vent caps from s&k for the Bo 9.
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jhcox
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Re: Easy DIY your self vetting of plastic gourds

Postby jhcox » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:36 am

Thank you guys I’ll try it on a few of them and see if they prefer them.


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