ולדוברי האנגלית שבינינו,
ניתן להצטרף לחוויה הלימודית בפורומים הבאים ביאהו:
You often speak of the Pyrethrum/Petroleum Spray.. What exactly do you
in what concentration?
Susan Murphy, In gorgeous TN
Mrs. Murphy, thank you for asking that question about the
Pyrethrum/Petroleum spray. Other fellow fanciers addressed the same
question to me as well. Therefore I am sharing the information with
This spray is packed in 1-gallon plastic jugs. The active ingredients
are as follows: Pyrethrin 0.5%, Piperonyl butoxide 5.0%, and Petroleum
Distillate 94.5%. The brand name that I use is ULD BP-50. The
manufacturer states that this product is designed for use in edible
product area establishments of meat, poultry, shell egg grading and egg
products and other food processing plants. ULD BP-50 and as well as
other similar chemical composition products made by other manufacturers
are also available in many hardware stores and other supply stores. ULD
BP-50 spray is ready to use.
Personally, I have been using the above-mentioned ULD BP-50 as well as
other manufacturers similar chemical composition for many years with
excellent results. I, as well as my employees, vigorously shake the
gallon, then place the spray solution as it comes from the gallon in a
mechanical sprayer or in a spray bottle and every 2 weeks religiously
adjusting the nozzle to deliver a fine mist, we spray it directly on to
the birds from a 3 to 4 feet distance and in the air in the bird room
also concentrating the spray in cracks and crevices (cracks and crevices
are the parasites natural habitat during the day, emerging at night
sucking the blood of the poor birds young and old). Heavy avian
parasite infestation can destroy the breeding season as well as the
health of all birds young and old.
Mrs. Murphy it was a pleasure to meet you and your husband when you
visited us here in Hillside, NJ in May 2005. I believe that I showed
you at that time the spray that we used in our huge bird room?
I hope you are having good luck breeding your Gouldians. Are you
producing a lot of blue? Myself, in 2006, I produced an abundance of
blue, yellow, dilute and of course my preferred, the beautiful normal as
well. I am working right now to produce white chest. I have two pairs
set up, white chest to normal. Hopefully I will produce numbers of
carriers to cross them the following breeding season and produce white
chest of my own?
I hope I answered your question Mrs. Murphy as well as other fellow
fanciers that are concerned about the ever-present avian parasites.
Avian parasites are detrimental to the health not only to the Gouldian
Finches and other Finches, but Song Canaries and other varieties of
Canaries as well, including all hook bills, large and small. Preventing
infestation of avian parasites beginning as of now and perusing it all
year round will always assure a good reproducing season as well as the
keeping of healthy birds. Healthy looking birds always look beautiful.
Best regards to you and all the fellow fanciers in these educational
If you are not a member of the following groups, please join and be part
of the learning experience.
G.A. Abbate in cool, crisp, partially sunny New Jersey--The Garden State