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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2016, 09:43:39 AM »

Drying is a function of moisture in the ambience (atmospheric air) and moisture in the substance that is drying. Substance (bat) or ambient temperatures only increase/decrease the moisture carrying capacities of the air. So it doesn;t matter whether the temperature is cold or hot if the air is dry, the bats will dry out. The best way to prevent this from happening is 1. Isolate the bat from ambient conditions in plastic sheets and keep it in its bat cover. 2. Keep the bats near your bathroom which is suppose to be more moist environment than garage or trunk of a car 3. A humidifier also works well.

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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2016, 07:37:06 AM »

Drying is a function of moisture in the ambience (atmospheric air) and moisture in the substance that is drying. Substance (bat) or ambient temperatures only increase/decrease the moisture carrying capacities of the air. So it doesn;t matter whether the temperature is cold or hot if the air is dry, the bats will dry out. The best way to prevent this from happening is 1. Isolate the bat from ambient conditions in plastic sheets and keep it in its bat cover. 2. Keep the bats near your bathroom which is suppose to be more moist environment than garage or trunk of a car 3. A humidifier also works well.

That is a bold approach!

Not sure I will be following that advice
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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2016, 09:33:45 AM »

This reminds me, mines still in the car boot  :o

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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2016, 09:43:11 AM »

Attic bedroom for me.

I try not to put too much thought into humidity levels!
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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2016, 10:11:23 AM »

For me it's a dry garage with a concrete floor
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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2017, 08:26:49 AM »

I have had the same question. I left my bats in my garage without any covers and I have been out of town for more than two months. It has been a pretty cold winter so far. What should I do to make sure they are not damage? Should I give them a light oiling?
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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2017, 08:35:35 AM »

You're right in Brisbane. Bloody humid over here.
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Re: Bat Storage for winter
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2017, 09:43:55 AM »

I have had the same question. I left my bats in my garage without any covers and I have been out of town for more than two months. It has been a pretty cold winter so far. What should I do to make sure they are not damage? Should I give them a light oiling?
you can give the bats a light sand and oil but
There's no need to oil unless the bats  there are dry
As long as the garage is not damp the bats should be okay
Also it's okay to leave the the bats in the garage with the covers off as it allows the willow to breathe buy only leave them in there if the garage is dry.
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