VK WS 08 Bat tree box

Item number: 914750120
Outer dimensions (w x h x d) (cm): 21,5 x 39 x 20
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The VK WS 08 was developed and now improved in cooperation with Erik Korsten. The cabinet is made of the durable material wood concrete. There are several bat species that can use this bat box, this depends on the species that occur locally and where the bat box is hung.

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This bat box is mainly used in trees but can also be placed in attics. The model was created and has since been improved in collaboration with Erik Korsten. The hive is particularly suitable for the ruddy bat and the big-eared bat. Other bat species may also use this bat box. This depends on the species found locally and where the bat box is hung. This hive is suitable as summer and/or mating habitat and is sometimes used by small maternity groups. In mild winters, the hive can also serve as a shelter.

As summer/pair housing and possibly maternity groups possible for:

  • Common dwarf bat
  • Shaggy dwarf bat
  • Little dwarf bat
  • Common big-eared bat
  • Forest bat
  • Frankenstein
  • Water bat
  • Rosy bat

In mild winters, possible use by:

  • Common dwarf bat
  • Big-eared bat

The cabinet is made of 100% wood concrete and has two entrances with integrated tit barrier, one at the front and one at the bottom. The inside has a concrete structure for the bats to hang between. At the top of the hive is a clear space where the bats can hang out with several together. The concrete structure is removable, ideal for monitoring and cleaning.

  • Place the bat box in a suitable location in a tree in a forest, park or garden. Use the large screw hook provided.
  • Place the cabinet at a minimum height of 3 meters.
  • The cabinet can also be placed in attics.
  • Place the cabinet in 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. When installed in trees, we recommend checking the suspension of the cabinet annually.

  • Item number: 914750120
  • Weight (kg):8
  • Outer dimensions (w x h x d) (cm):21,5 x 39 x 20
  • Inner dimension (w x h x d) (cm):14 x 34 x 11
  • Material:Woodstone┬«
  • Colour:Bruin/Zwart
  • Soortgroep:Bats
  • Type:Bearded bat, Common big-eared bat, Common dwarf bat, Forest bat, Frankenstein, Little dwarf bat, Rosy bat, Shaggy dwarf bat, Water bat
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