Friday, December 30, 2011

Bye Bye 2011

Year 2011 is going to it final day.  I am glad that I am still survive in swiftlet farming industry.  Generally, 2011 has been a challenging year for me.  My BH progress well but at the same time I am making a lost in my   investment. However, I am looking forwards to 2012 and hope I will be able to turnaround.  

I decided to transfer all my previous blog posts onto new blog - If you wish to continue download some new sample of swiftlet sound, please go and visit my new blog.  I will try to update my new blog more regular basis. Do come back and read my new blog. 


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Free Sample of External & Internal Sound

Just upload some samples of common external & internal sound use by swiftlet farmer.  Enjoy the melody of swiftlet.....

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Current Bird Nest Price

Current bird nest price not shown a good sign even close to Chinese New Year. Just sold the nest at average of RM2100 per KG. Please let me know if you have a better deal.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Should I continue?

I have been silent for a long time. One of the biggest discover during my years in swiftlet farming is swiftlet sound. I have discover the ingredient for the sound to be use in different stage in BH.  But I'm still struggling whether to continue to disclose what I discover. The competition between BH are more challenging nowadays.  Even my neibours become my competitor.  It will not benefit and add advantage to me at all if I continue with the disclose. I my still finding the reasons  to continue...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Extra Feeding for swiftlet

Drosophila or often called "fruit flies” are very suitable for swiftlet. These insects have a high protein and you can attact & breed these insects by following: 
1)1KG oatmeal/careal powder (you can buy cheap cereal, and then blend it)

2) 1KG of soybean meal (can use flour, but not very effective

3) 0.25k KG milk

4) 1KG chicken or pig food (you can buy from poultry shop

5) 4 liters of hot water

Mix items 1, 2, 3 & 4. Cereal flour, soybean flour, milk, chicken or pig diets provide  adequate vitamin and minerals for Drosophila to growth.

Later add hot water to these materials and mix evenly. You can also add a little baking powder to attract Drosophila.

After completion pour it into the bucket place in roving room. Drosophila will be attracted to the smell & begin to lay eggs, then into larva, the pupa and then into Drosophila. 

Remember to ensure the food is always wet & add some water to it went necessary. The breeding insects will be continue until your food is gone.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Best aroma???

Do you have the an best aroma? To prove the effectiveness of the aroma, look at the below picture(circle area which was spray with aroma):


I don't have the best aroma & I have shared with you my 'secret recepist' in my previous post. The above picture capture in CCTV which is my 'accident' findings during a night visit. Once you enter the BH at night, the birds will be frightened & fly & hide at one corner which you can see in the pictures.
Please do not try to enter you BH at night as it will scare the birds.  I enter due to the BH alarm trigger & CCTV captured somebody try to enter the BH. Of cause the burglar run off once the alarm trigger.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Plan for my new BH

This few weeks busy with my office work & at the same time negotiating on the purchase of corner lot double storey shop office with the existing owners.  Finally conclude the sale & sale & purchase agreement signed.  Below is the sketch of the double storey shop office.

I plan to convert it to 3 storey (1st & 2nd floor as BH. Ground floor maintain as shop for rent). The design is little bit difference from my previous BH. The inter hole(LAL) open at 1st floor rather then 2nd floor which mean it go from 1st floor up to 2nd floor (go up rather then go down as most of the BH).  My initial plan as follow:

Please feel free to comments.  Will update the progress once the work comments.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fake nest soke with bird nest aroma

We normally will soak the fake nest with bird nest aroma before we install in the BH.
This is not a cooking oil.  this is a birds nest aroma.

Fake nest put into the bottle.

Mix birds nest aroma with fake nest.

Keep the soak fake nest in a bottle for few days.

Install the fake nest.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Styrofoam fake nest attract birds to build nest

The benefit of fake nest:
1) attract new tenant to build nest,
2) retain the young birds in the BH which do not have experience to build nest,
3) attract the emergency couple from the existing BH or others BH which nest being wrongly harvest by owners.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

'Original' & 'Safe' Bird nest aroma

What you need are as following:
1) raw nests. Choose the low quality nest (broken,contaminated, loose nest) to reduce the cost of preparing the aroma.

2)distilled water
3)some bottles with caps

First you soak the nests inside a container by using normal distilled water & let it ferment for about 2 to 3 weeks.

When it start smelling "good" (only swiftlet farmer will say so) you then get ready to transfer to your BH or use to soak your fake bird nest. Spray a little bit on nesting plank (only spray on the nesting plank without nest, don't try to disturb the plank with nest).  This is a most 'original' & 'safe' birds nest aroma.