Cracker by Damian Christie

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Cracker: We're Going on a Bat Hunt

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  • Rochelle Wilson,

    Thank you Damian for a very enjoyable post and video clips.

    Kapiti • Since Jul 2007 • 11 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Rochelle Wilson,

    Thanks Rochelle, it was very enjoyable doing it :)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen R,

    That was a pretty cool post, thanks Damian.

    I think the Bat detectors sound awesome

    I wonder if they'd be at all useful anywhere near Wellington...

    Wellington • Since Jul 2009 • 249 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Thomas,

    Wow - they are seriously tiny creatures, thanks for a great story. Do they really echo-locate at 40 Hz ? Bats are often associated with ultrasound so perhaps you meant 40 kHz (aka 40,000 Hertz). Or 40 ultrasound clicks per second ?

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2017 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Damian Christie, in reply to Nick Thomas,

    Do they really echo-locate at 40 Hz

    Where were you when I needed fact-checking :)

    If you look at the video you can see the detectors say 'khz' on them, and the dial is set to 40.0, so I guess you're right, yes!

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Lovely story, thanks for sharing. I reckon a fear of bats is not all that weird given their well known role as reservoirs of infectious disease. Even our NZ bats ..

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 778 posts Report Reply

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