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by J Getting
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Where can I order crickets from?
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Where can I order crickets from?

I get my crickets from GRUBCO.COM. I shopped around before I decided to buy and its' the cheapest that I found. Jim
by J Getting
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Scout Report
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Scout Report

Can you still go to the Scout Report and go back to previous years to find out when you got your Scouts? Jim
by J Getting
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Don't know what to do
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Don't know what to do

I have a round gourd rack with 16 gourds on it. Of those 16 gourds, 10 have martins with eggs and babies in them. One gourd has a sparrow nest in it. The last 3 nest check I shook the eggs thinking the eggs wouldn't hatch. Well, some eggs have hatched, so do I leave them alone so the adults don't at...
by J Getting
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Still Here !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

I don't see your name on the Scout report?? I tried for 18 years to get those beautiful birds, so I know what you was going thru. I got my first pair 2 years ago and can't wait till they come back. Jim
by J Getting
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Concrete, gravel, both?
Replies: 17
Views: 7586

Did you put concrete in the ground tube? This makes the pole stronger.. Jim
by J Getting
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trying to send pics of my place
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

How do you like those round gourd racks? I bought one for my Dad for Christmas.. Jim
by J Getting
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Fledglings
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Fledglings

Do male fledglings have that male gurgle so early in their life?
by J Getting
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Beef heart ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Lynnh,
How do you prepare the beef heart? Cut it with a knife in small pieces,or do you grind it up? Jim
by J Getting
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martin returns have really picked up here in southern Ia.
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Lynnh, if you try the beef hearts let us know how it worked for you... Jim
by J Getting
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Feeding mealworms
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Feeding mealworms

Is it true that you have to cut the heads off before you feed them to the martins?
by J Getting
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Trio housing
Replies: 9
Views: 2458

Trio housing

Is the Trio castle the only Trio house you can buy on the PMCA shop?
by J Getting
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Excluder Doors Sold in the Shop....
Replies: 15
Views: 2929

I've been tempted to grind those 2 tabs off the top of the door, but I haven't done it yet..I do the same with my sub floors and turn them upside down. On some floors there is a little piece sticking up and I just bend that flat..
by J Getting
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Who are all these extra martins?
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

The same exact thing happened at my place,too. One pair, and the little ones will fledge in two days. It sure is fun watching all the birds flying around my houses!!! Jim
by J Getting
Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: They love those ice packs.
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

Diane, where do you get those ice packs? Are those the same as the ones you have in freezer and you put them around your neck when it's sore??
by J Getting
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Do sparrows eat crickets
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Do sparrows eat crickets

I just started putting crickets on the porch of my Trio to help my Martins feed their little ones. I checked the house about 5 hours later, and found an empty porch. I was happy with what I found, and then my wife said that the wind probably blew them off, or the sparrows ate them. I trap all my spa...
by J Getting
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: New Martin Game....Drop the Bug!
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

Is it true that Martins bite the heads off of Dragonflies before they feed them to their babies??
by J Getting
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: NEVER GIVE UP
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

NEVER GIVE UP

I had my doubts if I would ever tell this story. The first year I was introduced to Martins was in 1993 and that was the last year I had them! I put up a trio house in the back yard and within the first couple of weeks I had 2 pair. Both pairs had little ones, and then a storm came, blowing the pole...
by J Getting
Tue May 08, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of Our “Dump” Satellite Purple Martin Colony
Replies: 14
Views: 5079

Sorry about the previous post!!! I asked about the quad-house system before I read your post... Jim
by J Getting
Tue May 08, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Photos Of Our “Dump” Satellite Purple Martin Colony
Replies: 14
Views: 5079

Steve, did you fabricate the quad-house system, or did you buy it? I have'nt seen anything like this before... Jim
by J Getting
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Crickets
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Crickets

Where does everybody get their crickets from????