I'm just a hobbyist bat house builder, not some nameless, faceless
'commercial' enterprise:) Despite these limitations my
second bat house happened to be the worlds first rotationally molded
bat house. Soon your first, second, or third bat house can be the
worlds best bat house. They're not just plastic, they're Bat-tastic!
March 27 2012
A week early updating
this month so sue
me:) The 'other guys' ran their first prototype a few days ago.
Starting to reconsider my earlier speculation that they are aware of me
as they now are
be first. Not
only do I have
them beat by over a year, someone could have made a bat house from a
rotationally molded trash can twenty years ago and technically been the
first. And not even know it today...
March 2 2012Tuesday
28th 2012, just over a year since the initial prototypes my mold was
back up for a brief run.
Only five this run and
all have the
internal sand texture this time.
Quite an improvement
over the silly
looking 'belly band' and will greatly simplify installing the
bit 'bloggish' of me (but hey, all the cool kids are doing it) just
want to fill every one in on what has happened since last year when I
introduced my rotationally molded
A few weeks ago I found a link posted
over in the
bat sub-forum of Cave
Vermont public radio had interviewed two bat biologists and put the audio
up for a free listen. Kind of long (first 38 of 46 minutes) but worth
while if you can spare the time.
thing that caught my ear was mention of a research
project that involves large concrete bat houses which can be cleaned to
(hopefully) help slow the spread of White Nosed Syndrome (WNS). The
referred to them as a "bat bunker"... Used that as a search term and
(after wading through the false hits on Batman's secret
lair) much to my surprise instead
research project I was expecting, I found a roto
plastic bat house.
a CAD drawing as of February 1 2012 (No I'm not going to link their
site, use Google if your curious) Pretty sure they are well aware of me
since they repeatedly emphasize the word "commercial" in their product
descriptions and do not claim to be the first with a roto-molded bat
design appears to be closer to what I envisioned here,
a year and a half ago on the Bat
than what mine ended up being. Double wall offers some interesting
options, but does run tooling costs up a bunch. But they got deep
pockets so more power too them:)