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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:39 am 
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love them, have had a couple in our house, got some great photo's of backlit flying. did you find that 2" stag beetle in the uk?


Any chance of seeing some photos?

Just starting to put the room back together after disassembling it last night! Also had a word with our cats :lol: Web research reveals, as expected, lots of contrasting ideas regarding bat box design and siting. We have a south-ish facing house-wall which is reasonably sheltered so we are going to pop something up there. Not decided yet whether to go for home-made or bought.

Along the back of our garden runs a small alleyway with streetlights dotted along every 40m or so. Every summer evening bats can be briefly seen flashing past, hoovering up insects attracted to the lights.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:51 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:24 am 
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Just don't allow yourself to be known as the 'batty man'. As wiv fit an phat, new meaning innit bruv.

My pupils keep me somewhat abreast of the latest colloquialisms. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:06 pm 
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I have bats living in the wall of my house. love watching 'em zooming around in the early evening!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:33 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
love them, have had a couple in our house, got some great photo's of backlit flying. did you find that 2" stag beetle in the uk?


Yep. Stag beetles are doing well here near the new forest. Here's one from a few years ago on my hand:
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Love em.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:05 pm 
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grumpycommuter wrote:
gtRTSdh wrote:
love them, have had a couple in our house, got some great photo's of backlit flying. did you find that 2" stag beetle in the uk?


Any chance of seeing some photos?

Just starting to put the room back together after disassembling it last night! Also had a word with our cats :lol: Web research reveals, as expected, lots of contrasting ideas regarding bat box design and siting. We have a south-ish facing house-wall which is reasonably sheltered so we are going to pop something up there. Not decided yet whether to go for home-made or bought.

Along the back of our garden runs a small alleyway with streetlights dotted along every 40m or so. Every summer evening bats can be briefly seen flashing past, hoovering up insects attracted to the lights.


Sorry for the delay, my second daughter was born this morning. I've included more than the spectacular photo's as I think they are of interest.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:12 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
gtRTSdh wrote:
love them, have had a couple in our house, got some great photo's of backlit flying. did you find that 2" stag beetle in the uk?


Yep. Stag beetles are doing well here near the new forest. Here's one from a few years ago on my hand:
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Love em.


I want one. Would it hurt if it grabbed you with it's pincers??


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:48 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
Sorry for the delay, my second daughter was born this morning. I've included more than the spectacular photo's as I think they are of interest.


Congratulations, three women in your house will be fun! Hope they are all ok.

Fantastic pictures, love the one that is slightly backlit.

No bats here tonight i'm afraid...i'm at a loose end.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:16 pm 
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gtRTSdh wrote:
I want one. Would it hurt if it grabbed you with it's pincers??


Hehe... If you want one of these... Why not buy some exotic beetle grubs? I've raised a few.

http://www.rhinobeetle.co.uk/

You can certainly feel it if they pinch you, but they won't break the skin.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:18 pm 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
gtRTSdh wrote:
I want one. Would it hurt if it grabbed you with it's pincers??


Hehe... If you want one of these... Why not buy some exotic beetle grubs? I've raised a few.

http://www.rhinobeetle.co.uk/

You can certainly feel it if they pinch you, but they won't break the skin.


I thought that was going to be a wind up!!!


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