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    Default Animal Ear Tags

    Has anyone used Animal Ear Tags to cover lid holes so you don't have to pug them?

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    I used them to number hive stands and they did not hold up well to the elements. I guess farm animals don't live long, get eaten first. I doubt they would waterproof a feeder hole, they would bend in the sun.

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    A friend uses little galvanized metal squares with a hole drilled in one corner. Nailed to the lid it hinges open and shut and lays flat . I've been using small squares of Masonite dipped in hot wax, but they dont hold up more than a few years.

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    I use thm to keep track of the bees...... roflmao

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    caplugs.com
    NUTRA-BEE feed supplements

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    got my last box of plugs from these guys:
    http://www.mocap.com/thick-wide-flan...-cap.html#col3
    Theres always a bag of them behind the seat, which comes open, and you can track me by the trail of plugs that fall out every time a door is opened....

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    Quote Originally Posted by loggermike View Post
    got my last box of plugs from these guys:
    http://www.mocap.com/thick-wide-flan...-cap.html#col3
    Theres always a bag of them behind the seat, which comes open, and you can track me by the trail of plugs that fall out every time a door is opened....
    Which ones do you purchase? and Why?

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    Quote Originally Posted by Cabeekeeper View Post
    Has anyone used Animal Ear Tags to cover lid holes so you don't have to pug them?
    Canvas inner covers work well.

    I had some white cards left over from Apigaurd application. They work well. Seems as though the rain water that gets in doersn't make much difference.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    most cattle tags have a built in insecticide. look in a forestry catalog and get numbered alum tags. put on the bottom board as boxes get changed.

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    Why? to plug feeder holes..Which I assumed the OP was asking about.The cap size depends on the size drill used.I still prefer a hinged square to close these holes, but a plug works in a pinch.

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    What size hole do you use?

    The range of sizes varies for many beeks. Just wondering what you think works best for you operation?

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    I use a 1.5" hole. Its big for metal cans but mostly I have the round black plastic jugs which have a bigger cap.
    Do you use cans or inside feeders? Just curious.

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    Default Re: Animal Ear Tags

    That seems to be the standard. Which one of the plugs do you purchase from the previously mentioned folk?

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    TWF1.41/1.51YW1. I see they have gone up in price some.$64.10

    I dont know what Cap Plugs are going for. Last thousand I bought from them was under $30 a thousand, but that was 20 some years ago!

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