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Do you have these (Elekon Batscanner) in stock? If not, when do you expect more? I would like to order one. Thanks in advance for your response. Cheers Peter p.s., I left you a voice mail too - cell is 860-304-8842
Generally if you can order an item online it is in stock. We also have a limited number of these used please see: https://batmanagement.com/collections/current-sale-items
Does the elekon batscanner give me the species of bat I am listening to?
Hello Bruce- this detector gives you the strongest frequency of ultrasound it last monitored in the environment. From that, given context of the species assemblage in your local area combined with the habitat you are in, you can sometimes guesstimate the species. For example ~21-30 kHz in most Gulf states would probably be Mexican free tail bats. ~42 kHz in FL would be the Southeastern myotis; however, ~42 kHz in northern states might be any one of up to 6 different myotis species in one area, and so the best than can be done in those areas is to loosely group them as "40 kHz Myotis". There are currently only two devices that can give a visual representation of the bat calls and attempts to name species; we prefer SonoBatLIVE as it is more professional and accurate. It requires a Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or mini computer to run, and also an ultrasonic microphone. The least expensive microphone compatible is the Pettersson u384 or M500-384. Most microphones from Binary Acoustics works as well, with the least expensive being the MiniMic. As a bonus any of these mics can be used with an Android app called Batrecorder, although files recorded would need post processed using the SonoBat Viewer to obtain species suggestions. The SonoBat North America is a professional package that includes the Viewer, SonoBatLIVE, and the Data Wizard, as well as a number of legacy apps for special purposes.