Now not only we have the External sound war but we also have the internal sound war. The External sound war is between farms. Whereas the Internal sound is between the own himself and his common sense and his perception and what he actually understand about Swiftlet sound.
Is more the better? A reader called me and asks “James is 400 tweeters per floor too little?”
What would you expect me to answer? Well my reply would be why don’t you install 1000 tweeters instead since most thought that the more tweeters they have in their farm the better it is.
I won’t be surprise to see all corners and between every each plank there will be tweeters. Would it be that simply just fix as many tweeters as possible then your farm would have thousand of nests next few months?
Would the destiny of a farm whether success or fail solely relied on the number of tweeters? If yes then we don’t need those Humidifiers, Aroma, insulating material, partitioning and so on.
Why people are going after the number of tweeters in farm? Because it doesn’t need skill, experience and in-depth understanding, intelligent and so on to have them fixed at the planks. All they need to do is just focus on the number of tweeters the more the better. This doesn’t need thinking, just fixing.
What they didn’t realize is that, it is not the number of tweeters that counts it is where you fixed them to create a lively sound environment so that when new birds fly into the farm they feel comfortable and safe.
Swiftlets farms would performance better if tweeters are installed properly at strategic location rather than relied on the number. We are talking about quality not quantity. In Swiftlets farming it is all about quality. When the concept is about quality eventually quantity will follows.
One simile would be: Nesting Plank, immaterial how many roll of planks you have in the farm if all of them are of poor grade wood which infested with fungus then it is of no use. In the other hand if the planks in the farm are of good grade woods which resist fungus then even it has just few roll all would have nests built on them.
Where else like Rh control and partitioning you need to know how to control them and where to put them it requires lots of thinking. Putting them in the wrong place it would affect the internal environment. Most would think that as long there are many tweeters in the farm they are a step forward. Therefore from the average of 50-80 tweeters per floor some have installed up to 400 tweeters. Some even use the expensive good quality tweeters. For sure one thing there is benefit of using such number of tweeters. You know what is the benefit? Let’s think……….
The main benefit is that the seller of tweeters is very happy. The more tweeters you install the happier the tweeters seller is. He gets all the benefits.
Using expensive tweeter has its advantages but if you fixed them all in huge number without strategically locating them then it no different from using the cheap one. The cross over sound from every angle would make it hard for the birds to identify the dominance sound thus creating confusion. (Will explain later. I am sure you have heard about many old successful farms stop all their internal sound after certain period).
So bear in mind not the number that counts it is where you fix them. If success of a farm is solely relied on the number of tweeters then all of us would be very happy. Then there will be no failed farm. Think about it because in Swiftlet farming you need to do lots of thinking and use your common sense.
Good Swiflet Farming All!