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by Whippy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Add SREH to Heath Houses or Just Leave it
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Add SREH to Heath Houses or Just Leave it

If you are going to make those plates, you might want to consider making them with wing entrapment guards on them. I haven't found it yet, hopefully someone will post the link to it, but there is a tread that details the making of them.

Coolwhips
by Whippy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds for 2021 all set up
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: Gourds for 2021 all set up

That is a good looking set up Whippy. Looks like you should have a good season for your martins. Well done. Thanks, Dave. My Martins have always returned in Mid March as I watch the scout map populate all around me in February. However, having had 15 pairs last year, I am wondering if some of them ...
by Whippy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds for 2021 all set up
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: Gourds for 2021 all set up

Looking good. Are you planning to phase out the sk gourds? I replaced all the gourds at school site I manage. Put the bo 9 with tunnel. The gourds were 8.00 each and I had the tunnels. Hard to beat that when needing 30 at once. SS, I like the Bo 11 Plus gourds. I usually have tenants in them every ...
by Whippy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Gourds for 2021 all set up
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Gourds for 2021 all set up

Here are a couple photos of my gourds for this year. I had 15 pairs last year up from 4 pairs the year before that. I converted my S&K 18 gourd fountain rack to a 24 gourd fountain rack. The gourds on the inner circle are new except for two of them. I added the others on the inside since the two on ...
by Whippy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Liquid Sprays for Mite Control
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Liquid Sprays for Mite Control

... I just sprinkle the powder Seven under the front of each nest a day or two before eggs are due to hatch. This has always lasted long enough to keep the mites away until they fledge. Flyin-lowe, Not sure you do this as well but I put Sevin dust in the nest for when the adults return. Within few ...
by Whippy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Best place to buy pine straw
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Best place to buy pine straw

How many cavities do you have to fill?
by Whippy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tunnels or no tunnels?
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: tunnels or no tunnels?

Hi Whippy, That looks great now. Good work, the martins will appreciate all the hard work you do. Hopefully it wasn't too difficult to make those cuts, but it was a necessary step for their own safety. Best of luck this coming season. Thanks, Dave. It didn't take long at all to do those four. I'll ...
by Whippy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tunnels or no tunnels?
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: tunnels or no tunnels?

David,

Her's how it came out on the first one. If that's ok let me know and I'll continue with the rest.

I did see that there is only about 1.5 inches between the wing entrapment guard and the hole of the house so your concerns of a Martin being trapped in there is very much understood.

Coolwhips
by Whippy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tunnels or no tunnels?
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: tunnels or no tunnels?

Hi Whippy. Right away you will need to convert the wood round hole inside to that of a shape that mimics the inside curve and flat bottom of your tunnel. The martins will get stuck inside the tunnel if left as is. Dave, Thank you for pointing that out. I will trace the pattern that is the cut out o...
by Whippy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: How resilient are martins?
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: How resilient are martins?

Brent, If gets any colder like in the 30's or lower put a hand warmer pack in there under the nesting material. He'll snuggle up to it. I did that a few years ago when it got cold here in Plano and it worked out well. I took them out around 10am when they were out feeding. Obviously one packet has t...
by Whippy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: tunnels or no tunnels?
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: tunnels or no tunnels?

Jeff, Heres what I have now. This is the Jangley T-14 that he built but had to give away due to a move. I was lucky enough to have acquired it. Anyway, these are S&K Tunnels and can be either round openings or crescent openings. I plan to use both openings as I do not have a sparrow problem or a sta...
by Whippy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Mystery Gourd
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Mystery Gourd

Elmo, If those are screw on caps go to the container store and see if you can match it up. Take one of your cleanest gourds with you if you can. Most gourds use a generic screw on cap than can be found most places. For example. My S&K gourds use the same screw on cap that is used on a package of zip...
by Whippy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free T-14 and Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Free T-14 and Pole

Coolwhips, I appreciate you, brother. Took 2 minutes talking to you to see you'll take as good or care of the Purple Martins as the wife and I did. She's in good hands! Best of luck. Hope it's loud as hell when all those Martins are singing! Jangles Thank you Jangles for the kind words. I went from...
by Whippy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free T-14 and Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Free T-14 and Pole

I made it down to see Jangles yesterday. He is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. He really loves to be a Martin Landlord and to be honest, it broke my heart to have left with his T-14. No matter how he explained the situation, I could see how much he is going to miss his Martins. I will say t...
by Whippy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free T-14 and Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Free T-14 and Pole

Jangles, I'm planning on leaving the ranch to head your direction no later than 10am tomorrow. If I don't leave before then I may not be able to make it at all. I hope you are able to use this email: service at tempomaster dot com to contact me so I can give you my phone number. That e-mail is my bu...
by Whippy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free T-14 and Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Free T-14 and Pole

Oh no Whippy, I was hiping you wouldn't get this great setup. Based on a post you made on a different thread and your desire for Purple Martin housing you are on a crash course for a divorce. :) Don't worry. I got her right where I want her. :lol: I think if I went the route of PMDavid and the sate...
by Whippy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free T-14 and Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Free T-14 and Pole

This email address will reach me:

service at tempomaster dot com

Just change the at to @ and dot to .

Thank you.

Whips
by Whippy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free T-14 and Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Free T-14 and Pole

Jangles, I sent an email to you via this website with my number on it. Please check your spam folder to see if it ended up there. I plan to leave out of here around 9 am tomorrow which will put me in your area around 11 or so. If you didn't get the e-mail let me know or you can just send me an email...
by Whippy
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Free T-14 and Pole
Replies: 17
Views: 432

Re: Free T-14 and Pole

Jimmy, I'm in Bryan college station at this moment and plan to head back to Plano on Monday. If you still have this unit it is highly possible I could drive there tomorrow and pick it up. It's a two hour drive and I could plan to arrive around or just before noon. Let me know if you still have it an...
by Whippy
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New satellite rack with naturals all prenested and painted
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: New satellite rack with naturals all prenested and painted

Looks good. It is satisfying to have everything done. I'm gong to start mine in a week or so. I just received 6 Troyer Vertical gourds that I am going to incorporate into my rack for this year. I'm moving my S&K Bo 11 Plus gourds to the inner circle of gourds that I am creating. I had two of them on...