Calls keep coming in. I was driving I have to park my car a side to answer it. I wonder who is the caller non stop calling after each ring.
“Hello? Hi James, How are you? I am Mr.D from Setiawan .I replied, Oh.... good. Haven heard from you for a while. How can I help you? It better be something interesting I told myself.
He replied, I want to ask you something, then I says go ahead. My farm is completed and ready to operate anytime. I am waiting to start the sound but before that I need your advice on the number of tweeters in my farm. I am worrying that the 40 pcs of tweeters on each floor of my farm may not be enough.
I replied, why do you thing so? He said some of his friends had advised him to use as many tweeters as possible. Probably a distance of 2 feet each, the more the better.
Probably his friends were right.....but...It is true that most new nests were made on top of tweeters or around the tweeters so having more tweeters mean having more nests but not in all farms. It depends. If the conclusion and the ultimate tactic and skill are relied on the number of tweeters then many failed farms problems will be easily solved. Just add tweeters! Want to have more nests add tweeters! Fail farm, new farm, old farm, shabby farm, just add tweeters the ultimate solution!
The placement of the tweeters is very important. I always believe in quality than quantity. The whole idea of having tweeters in farms is to create an environment that sounded similar to an old farm that has many swiftlets. But then again it also has to be realistic in a way that the sound of these tweeters come from different directions that are similar to successful old farms ( if you had visited farms that already harvesting 10kgs and above you would know what I mean).
( farm with average number of tweeters)
So the numbers of tweeters is important but to a certain extent only. If without combining with good placement of tweeters or the tweeters are not strategic located then having a great number of tweeters in farms is a waste. In fact it would create more confusion (to birds) than good.
The placement of tweeters is very important .It works as a pulling tool to attract and pull swiftlet from Roving Area to all part of the Nesting Room. The deeper the birds fly into the farm the greater chances that they will stay (provided all macros are at its best). The more areas the birds cover in farms indirectly they will spend a longer time in the farm. From here you would not hear complain like “Birds fly in then within second it fly out again Ah yo...how can".
Obviously bird sounds in good successful farms don't come from one direction only especially colonies sounds. Be more observant you would know what I mean.
After almost 45 minute chat with Mr.D, he finally understands what mean. He replied, I get what you mean already Mr. James, thank you. "Quality not Quantity" ok..ok..ok..Mr. James.