The combination of Fake nest & Love Potion is a must for new farms if you want your farm to have nests in the shortest period of time.It is a Powerful combination to make Swiftlets stay and make nests in farms especially new farms
Thru my experiences I have witnessed and seen tremendous improvement in swiftlets farms that applied such technique. Recently on my visit to some of my readers farms that using such technique it is clearly seen that most of the Fake nests that sprayed with Love potion are occupied by birds.
They even confidently told me “James, more than 90% of Fake nest that sprayed with Love Potion have nest built on them”.
One of the owners Mr. N from Jerantut has 50 pcs of fake nest sprayed with Love potion in his 6 months old farm and most are occupied by Swiftlets now. He is indeed a very happy swiftlet farmer.
My recommendation is before installing the fake nest either the Styrofoam or the rubber type spray 1or 2 burts on them with a spray pump. Make sure the nozzle of the pump is turned to MIST spray. Let them dry (100%) you may put them under the sun. Next day you may fix them onto the planks. After fixing them on to the plank spray 1-2 burst on them again.(Nozzle MIST).
Do not over spray 1-2 burst is sufficient enough. Extra Love Potion could be sprayed on wall of the Nesting Room 1-2 Feet below Planks. When spraying on wall turn the Nozzle to sharp spray and spray as you walk along your farm. Also spray Love Potion on Entrance Holes and Roving areas.
Another Swiftlet farm owner Mr. A from Setiawan has 40 pcs of fake nests sprayed with Love Potion in his farm within a short period time 38 pcs of fake nest occupied by swiftlets.
Good Swiftlet Farming ALL!