VK SK 03 Bat box

Item number: 914630120
Outer dimensions (w x h x d) (cm): 118 x 79 x 15
Recommended by:
FSC certified:

This very large stall box is suitable for installation against masonry facades as well as on sheet pile walls. Sheet piles are usually too slippery to land on, so this cabinet has an extended back wall. Bats can land on this section and crawl into the hive from there.

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This extra wide stall box is suitable for installation against any type of facade so also against sheet piling facades. The hive has an extra-long approach board so the bats can land on it. From there, the bats can crawl into the hive. The cabinet’s open bottom makes it easy to inspect.

The three compartments, spaced 19 mm apart, are mutually accessible through holes in the partitions. The compartments create different microclimates in the cabinet. This stall box can also be used freestanding on posts. For options, see the VK SK 08.

There are several bat species that can use this bat box. This depends on the species occurring locally. This hive is suitable as a maternity enclosure but can also serve as a summer and/or mating enclosure. In mild winters, the hive can also serve as a shelter.

As a maternity/summer/pair habitat possible for:

  • Bearded bat
  • Common dwarf bat
  • Little dwarf bat
  • Latent flyer (experimental)
  • Lake bat (experimental)
  • Shaggy dwarf bat
  • Bicolored bat (possibly also as a maternity roost)

In mild winters, possible use by:

  • Common dwarf bat

The cabinet is made of waterproof bonded exterior plywood. On the inside of the back wall and on one side of the partition, it is finished with spray cork for good grip. For better cabinet protection and insulation, the outside of the cabinet is also finished with spray cork. The cabinet comes with the appropriate hanging hardware for easy installation.

  • Place the bat box in a suitable location on the facade f place the box(s) on posts, see VK SK 08. Use the plugs and screws provided,
  • Place the cabinet at a minimum height of 3 meters.
  • The cabinet is less suitable for placement in trees but this can be done.
  • The cabinet can be placed on any wind direction.
  • Provide a clear approach and egress route for the hive.
  • Do not place cabinets over windows and doors.
  • Do not place cabinet on illuminated facades or in light from lampposts etc.
  • Multiple cabinets near each other is preferred. In doing so, vary in wind direction and altitude.

The bat boxes can be cleaned once a year in winter. Preferably during a frost period. First check that the cabinets are not occupied! A special long-handled brush can be used to remove all cobwebs and other debris from the cabinet.

  • Item number: 914630120
  • Weight (kg):18
  • Outer dimensions (w x h x d) (cm):118 x 79 x 15
  • Inner dimension (w x h x d) (cm):107 x 63 x (3 x 2)
  • Material:Exterior Plywood (FSC), Spray Cork
  • Soortgroep:Bats
  • Type:Bearded bat, Bicolored bat, Common dwarf bat, Lake bat, Latent flyer, Little dwarf bat, Shaggy dwarf bat
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