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by Dave Duit
08 Jul 2020, 18:17
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Water / pedialyte cricket soaking for baby supplement feeding during heat waves
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Water / pedialyte cricket soaking for baby supplement feeding during heat waves

Hey everyone, It can be beneficial to baby martins as well as adult martins to soak your crickets in a mixture of water and pedialyte before placing the crickets on a feeding tray or on exterior martin house porches during heat waves. The martin parents will readily feed these soaked crickets to the...
by Dave Duit
13 Jun 2020, 20:06
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Nest check today
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Nest check today

I would love to see those pics.
by Dave Duit
12 Jun 2020, 21:06
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Nest check today
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Nest check today

Two eggs in Sioux City. Good to hear you are seeing some eggs at your colony. Hopefully more to come and all hatch and fledge successfully.
by Dave Duit
10 Jun 2020, 19:21
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 11
Views: 2701

Re: Hi all

Hi Rob,
The pairs will make nests about a month after arrival.
by Dave Duit
29 May 2020, 20:02
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 11
Views: 2701

Re: Hi all

Hi Dave I have had a colony about 15 years ago. About 5 pairs. Had to move and say good by to the Martins until this year. This is my first year at my new house. So far I have 2 pairs staying the night for the last week and a half. So I am a bit excited. I was thinking about hanging 4 Troyer gourds ...
by Dave Duit
25 May 2020, 17:33
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 11
Views: 2701

Re: Hi all

Hi Rob, Yes, you are right; I do have a large colony here in central part of the state. I offer 83 cavities, 59 gourds and 4 grandpa style metal houses with 24 cavities, each 12 inches deep. I will try to get some pics of my colony on this thread after I get back from Canada on June 7th or 8th. My n...
by Dave Duit
24 May 2020, 20:31
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 11
Views: 2701

Re: Hi all

Hi Rob,
The SY martins are still coming into the state. Today, May 24th I had an additional 15 sy arriving at my location. If you have an ASY hanging around he will try to pull in as many as he can. Best of luck this season my friend.
by Dave Duit
18 May 2020, 15:47
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: NEWLY REGISTERED MEMBERS YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS. PLEASE READ.
Replies: 0
Views: 1669

NEWLY REGISTERED MEMBERS YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS. PLEASE READ.

In addition to the normal route of registering as a new member. Any newly registered members MUST then send their username and email address to dave@iamartin.org for review. This change is due to the ever increasing numbers of daily spammer types and potential bandwidth bandits trying to sneak into ...
by Dave Duit
16 May 2020, 15:46
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 11
Views: 2701

Re: Hi all

Hi Rob, Welcome to the website and forum and being our latest member. We appreciate every member and you are like family. Thank you for the beautiful picture. I also used Conley II entrances as I think they do a great job keeping out the starlings. We all hope and pray that your martins stay for you...
by Dave Duit
12 May 2020, 19:51
Forum: Iowa Purple Martin Discussion
Topic: Black Soldier Fly Larva is an acceptable supplement food for martins
Replies: 0
Views: 1628

Black Soldier Fly Larva is an acceptable supplement food for martins

I did some research on black soldier fly larve, (live or dried) and the PMCA gives it a thumbs up for an alternate form of supplement food for martins. You may want to purchase a few pounds online and experiment to see how your martins take to this new treat. The black soldier fly larva is almost id...