Nest Check 8 - 5/6/21

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mjfog
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Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Location: Palm City, FL
Martin Colony History: 2018 will be my first try. 6 S&K B09s. 29 eggs - 8 fledged
2019 - 12 Troyer Horizontals with tunnels, 6 S&K B09s and 12 B011s all with tunnels. 43 eggs - 36 fledged
2020 - Rack 1 - 6 B011s, Rack 2 - 24 B011s, and Rack 3 - 24 Troyer Horizontals. All gourds have tunnels, porches and crescent/Conley 11 entrances; racks have predator guards. 161 eggs - 88 fledged.
2021 - 54 gourds-214 eggs, 184 hatched, 168 fledged.

Dropped my racks for a check yesterday. Am early with this check because I'm heading to New Orleans on 5/12 to celebrate my 2nd grandson's graduation from LSU. His older brother finished there a couple of years ago. Will do more checks on 5/11, 5/18 (day after returning from N.O./Baton Rouge) and then get back on weekend checks beginning 5/23. Whew! Lots of work keeping up with these critters.
My check 5/1 showed 4 young and 26 eggs in rack 1(6 gourds), 67 young and 24 eggs in rack 2 (24 gourds) and 47 young and 20 eggs in rack 3 (24 gourds). The 54 gourds totaled 118 young and 70 eggs. 5/6 totaled 4 young and 26 eggs in rack 1, 71 young and 18 eggs in rack 2 and 60 young and 7 eggs in rack 3. So now I'm at 135 young and 51eggs.
Happy Martining and Geaux Tigers!, Mike
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