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Discussion in 'Personal Promotion' started by Tidgy's Dad, Jul 14, 2015.

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    What do Buzzards do in the UK?
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    It's looking good.
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    Bottom securely fastened with Liquid Nails and 3 inch wood screws every six inches around all four edges.

    Will flip this over and work on the roof/lid next.

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    Wow that is so cool.
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    I remember your room now. I guess I better get going on a insulated enclosure.
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    Does your sully have mulch over her Kane mat? Toretto prefers his corner with the mulch in it which of course is not the one with the Kane mat.. before I added the mulch, he always used the mat......
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    Wow that's crazy. Good thing you landed on her.
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    That's not coming apart. Screw and glue nice job.
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    In the current outside nightbox, the kane mat is furthest away from the door/entrance with a RHP overhead. So, that is the warmest, snuggest part in the box. Id say there is a thin layer of scattered cypress mulch on the mat. Not covered all over, but a good portion. To the right of the mat, and where the entrance is, is a much thicker mulch layer.

    I guess they know best where it feels good. I see Sully bedding down in many spots. Sometimes right on the mat, others time in the mulch. Sometimes with a head and paw hanging out of the box.
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    It’s getting much heavier now too. Tomorrow is kayaking, so, prob won’t get much building done. Still have to frame the door out, cut the entrance, add a vinyl flap. And the top, hinges, heat mat and RHP. I think the hard part - the design, is over.
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    They hunt small mammals up to the size of a rabbit. They’re not above scavenging like vulture, but are more likely to take live prey.

    They also work alone. In spring you’ll see pairs courting on the wing and in late summer you’ll sometimes see 3 or 4 recently fledged youngsters together, but generally you will just see a solitary individual
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    Good morning Roomies! I’m fixing to hit the road headed to Baton Rouge for the day.. hosting a team building event for my region. 5 hours to, 2-1-2 hour event , and 5 hours back ... SIGHHHHH

    Upside, I’m on vacation all next with with no real plans :))) everyone have a great day!
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    Safe travels! Have fun!
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    No. It's pretty far north of where I am. Occasionally the smoke filters down this way, but no danger of the fire coming this far.
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    Here, vultures are called buzzards:

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    No. You need to keep the substrate off the heat mat.
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    That's pretty cool. Good brushes are a good brush though. Make up brushes make really good paint brushes too.
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    The mulch might get warm also. It could possibly react like straw and leaves and such. Just a thought.
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    Out kayaking most of the day. We paddled just about 15 miles on our local reservoir. The trees are just starting to change colors - from drought and from cooler evening temps.



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