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{"id":4746284925031,"title":"Modular Mini Bat Condo 2x2 - Big Bat House","handle":"modular-mini-bat-condo-2x2","description":"\u003ch3\u003eCreate a ~1,000 Bat Super Sanctuary\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eBCM Modular Mini Bat Condo \u003c\/strong\u003eis the best solution when providing a large, long term bat sanctuary on ranches, farms, large backyards, parks, environmental mitigation, and wildlife management areas.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eWe begin with dual 4''x6'' treated posts for redundancy and strength against high winds and long term deterioration. The 5.5'' space between the posts is filled with hand-roughened roost baffles dramatically increasing roost and cool-off space. Our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house\" title=\"universal bat house\"\u003e4-Chamber Universal ColonyLodge bat houses\u003c\/a\u003e are added in a back-to-back bat configuration. \u003cspan\u003eThese feature slots in the backs allowing bats to move into various sized crevices in the middle of the structure, or switch roost boxes to find their preferred microclimate. Use different colored ColonyLodge bat houses for maximum microclimate options. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe 2x2 configuration may hold approximately ~1,000+ bats!\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhen is big too big??\u003c\/strong\u003e Bats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes. They can also heat up faster in the morning. Years ago BCM assisted developing Bat Condos ranging from 4'x4' up to an impressive 16'x16' that contains tens of thousands of bats. Now our biologists consider multiple smaller bat house structures are much better than one large \"condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMultiple bat houses spread the bat colony out among many structures, providing a variety of microclimate options. Multiple roosts provide bats with parasite and predator avoidance options. Multiple smaller bat roosts allow bat families to break up and segregate as they see fit. If one structure is vandalized or collapses over time, the whole colony will not suddenly be at risk, but will occupy the other nearby structures until repairs made. Multiple smaller roosts can be placed in slightly different areas in a wildlife management area, with different color configurations, and the bats are more likely to find one the suits them. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat about costs and installation hassle?\u003c\/strong\u003e The Modular Mini Condo is easier to install and is less costly than competing designs with similar capacity.\u003ci\u003e It is possible to install multiple Modular Mini Condos for the same cost as just one \"bat condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/i\u003eIn addition, our modular design breaks down into boxes that can be shipped UPS, and installed without heavy equipment if necessary. Build the Mini Condo off ladders and scaffolding, or assemble the entire unit on sawhorses and lift into place with some combination of staff, lifts, tractor, or truck.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Southern Frame version.\u003c\/strong\u003e This model incorporates extra vents on the roof for warm climates. Individual modules of the Mini Condo receive heat from the sun in the morning and evening, but are somewhat shaded during the hottest part of the day. Bats will actually roost against the roof and even exit out the roof. This design is highly successful in all the Gulf Coast states as well as low elevations in the West. This design would be suitable anywhere where Mexican\/Brazilian free tail bats are found.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Northern Frame version.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e This configuration is for all but the hotter locations in the US and Canada. A brown aluminum roof covers a solid roof structure, and the center roost cavity between the houses.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInstallation.\u003c\/strong\u003e The Mini Condo is a significant structure, but by far the easiest to install and least expensive of any artificial bat roost available of similar capacity. It is possible to assemble the frame, put the posts in place, then add the bat houses and roof \u003c\/span\u003eseparately using ladders, scaffolding, or a lift machine. However, the entire assembly is best assembled on the ground on sawhorses. Lifting suggestions include four or more people lift the Condo while several pull or winch with a rope as the base slides into the holes. The Condo may also lean against a truck with an appropriate ladder rack, or lean on the bucket of a front end loader\/forklift, etc. to be pushed into place. Expect 2-3 hours assembling and installing. \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM delivery, micro siting, and installation is available, please contact jchenger@batmanagement.com for a quote. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Both dark brown and our tan color has been successful in mid-FL and TX. Definitely select a black or dark green for most northern states and high elevations, or tan for warmer climates most of Florida and desert). Included with every bat house is a comprehensive manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's Included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFour (4) Four-Chamber ColonyLodges (order colors individually)\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrame Kit\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOne (1) Aluminum Roof Panel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCenter Baffles Cluster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSilicone sealant\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eTwo 4''x6''x16' treated posts (obtain locally expect under $50 each)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompass to find ~140° SE\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCordless drill (2 is handy to have Phillips screw bit or socket on one, drill bit on a second)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill socket adapter + socket set\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCombination square + tape measure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill bit for predrilling holes in sides and metal roof\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLevel (can use the combination square as a level)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e~320 lbs Quick-dry concrete for post installation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"post protector\"\u003e4''x6'' Post Protector\u003c\/a\u003e (strongly recommended in wet locations)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDigging\/tamping bar, post hole digger, shovel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOutdoor deck stain for the sides and post, but wait 90 days before staining if treated post is new and wet from the treating process.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eBat House color should be selected based on geographical location. There are no guarantees with wildlife, past performance does not suggest occupancy in all locations. Actual product may differ slightly from photos.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eIn stock and in production; shipping within 1-3 business \u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#38761d\" style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"caret-color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003edays\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e!\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0e890f;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e","published_at":"2020-11-10T18:13:13-05:00","created_at":"2020-11-10T17:28:43-05:00","vendor":"Bat Conservation and Management, Inc.","type":"Bat House","tags":[],"price":18900,"price_min":18900,"price_max":22500,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32983591682151,"title":"Northern Frame Kit","option1":"Northern Frame Kit","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Modular Mini Bat Condo 2x2 - 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The 5.5'' space between the posts is filled with hand-roughened roost baffles dramatically increasing roost and cool-off space. Our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/products\/universal-four-chamber-premium-bat-house\" title=\"universal bat house\"\u003e4-Chamber Universal ColonyLodge bat houses\u003c\/a\u003e are added in a back-to-back bat configuration. \u003cspan\u003eThese feature slots in the backs allowing bats to move into various sized crevices in the middle of the structure, or switch roost boxes to find their preferred microclimate. Use different colored ColonyLodge bat houses for maximum microclimate options. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe 2x2 configuration may hold approximately ~1,000+ bats!\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhen is big too big??\u003c\/strong\u003e Bats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes. They can also heat up faster in the morning. Years ago BCM assisted developing Bat Condos ranging from 4'x4' up to an impressive 16'x16' that contains tens of thousands of bats. Now our biologists consider multiple smaller bat house structures are much better than one large \"condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMultiple bat houses spread the bat colony out among many structures, providing a variety of microclimate options. Multiple roosts provide bats with parasite and predator avoidance options. Multiple smaller bat roosts allow bat families to break up and segregate as they see fit. If one structure is vandalized or collapses over time, the whole colony will not suddenly be at risk, but will occupy the other nearby structures until repairs made. Multiple smaller roosts can be placed in slightly different areas in a wildlife management area, with different color configurations, and the bats are more likely to find one the suits them. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhat about costs and installation hassle?\u003c\/strong\u003e The Modular Mini Condo is easier to install and is less costly than competing designs with similar capacity.\u003ci\u003e It is possible to install multiple Modular Mini Condos for the same cost as just one \"bat condo\"-class structure. \u003c\/i\u003eIn addition, our modular design breaks down into boxes that can be shipped UPS, and installed without heavy equipment if necessary. Build the Mini Condo off ladders and scaffolding, or assemble the entire unit on sawhorses and lift into place with some combination of staff, lifts, tractor, or truck.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Southern Frame version.\u003c\/strong\u003e This model incorporates extra vents on the roof for warm climates. Individual modules of the Mini Condo receive heat from the sun in the morning and evening, but are somewhat shaded during the hottest part of the day. Bats will actually roost against the roof and even exit out the roof. This design is highly successful in all the Gulf Coast states as well as low elevations in the West. This design would be suitable anywhere where Mexican\/Brazilian free tail bats are found.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Northern Frame version.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e This configuration is for all but the hotter locations in the US and Canada. A brown aluminum roof covers a solid roof structure, and the center roost cavity between the houses.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInstallation.\u003c\/strong\u003e The Mini Condo is a significant structure, but by far the easiest to install and least expensive of any artificial bat roost available of similar capacity. It is possible to assemble the frame, put the posts in place, then add the bat houses and roof \u003c\/span\u003eseparately using ladders, scaffolding, or a lift machine. However, the entire assembly is best assembled on the ground on sawhorses. Lifting suggestions include four or more people lift the Condo while several pull or winch with a rope as the base slides into the holes. The Condo may also lean against a truck with an appropriate ladder rack, or lean on the bucket of a front end loader\/forklift, etc. to be pushed into place. Expect 2-3 hours assembling and installing. \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBCM delivery, micro siting, and installation is available, please contact jchenger@batmanagement.com for a quote. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich color bat house is best for you?\u003c\/strong\u003e Both dark brown and our tan color has been successful in mid-FL and TX. Definitely select a black or dark green for most northern states and high elevations, or tan for warmer climates most of Florida and desert). Included with every bat house is a comprehensive manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's Included?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFour (4) Four-Chamber ColonyLodges (order colors individually)\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrame Kit\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOne (1) Aluminum Roof Panel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCenter Baffles Cluster\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSilicone sealant\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat's needed?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eTwo 4''x6''x16' treated posts (obtain locally expect under $50 each)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompass to find ~140° SE\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCordless drill (2 is handy to have Phillips screw bit or socket on one, drill bit on a second)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill socket adapter + socket set\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCombination square + tape measure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDrill bit for predrilling holes in sides and metal roof\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLevel (can use the combination square as a level)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e~320 lbs Quick-dry concrete for post installation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.batmanagement.com\/products\/post-protector-4-in-x-6-in-x-42-in\" title=\"post protector\"\u003e4''x6'' Post Protector\u003c\/a\u003e (strongly recommended in wet locations)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDigging\/tamping bar, post hole digger, shovel\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOutdoor deck stain for the sides and post, but wait 90 days before staining if treated post is new and wet from the treating process.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eBat House color should be selected based on geographical location. There are no guarantees with wildlife, past performance does not suggest occupancy in all locations. Actual product may differ slightly from photos.\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eIn stock and in production; shipping within 1-3 business \u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#38761d\" style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"caret-color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003ci\u003edays\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e!\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0e890f;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e"}

Modular Mini Bat Condo 2x2 - Big Bat House

Product Description

Create a ~1,000 Bat Super Sanctuary

The BCM Modular Mini Bat Condo is the best solution when providing a large, long term bat sanctuary on ranches, farms, large backyards, parks, environmental mitigation, and wildlife management areas.

We begin with dual 4''x6'' treated posts for redundancy and strength against high winds and long term deterioration. The 5.5'' space between the posts is filled with hand-roughened roost baffles dramatically increasing roost and cool-off space. Our 4-Chamber Universal ColonyLodge bat houses are added in a back-to-back bat configuration. These feature slots in the backs allowing bats to move into various sized crevices in the middle of the structure, or switch roost boxes to find their preferred microclimate. Use different colored ColonyLodge bat houses for maximum microclimate options. The 2x2 configuration may hold approximately ~1,000+ bats! 

When is big too big?? Bats often prefer roosting in larger structures, which can help buffer nighttime temperature extremes. They can also heat up faster in the morning. Years ago BCM assisted developing Bat Condos ranging from 4'x4' up to an impressive 16'x16' that contains tens of thousands of bats. Now our biologists consider multiple smaller bat house structures are much better than one large "condo"-class structure. Multiple bat houses spread the bat colony out among many structures, providing a variety of microclimate options. Multiple roosts provide bats with parasite and predator avoidance options. Multiple smaller bat roosts allow bat families to break up and segregate as they see fit. If one structure is vandalized or collapses over time, the whole colony will not suddenly be at risk, but will occupy the other nearby structures until repairs made. Multiple smaller roosts can be placed in slightly different areas in a wildlife management area, with different color configurations, and the bats are more likely to find one the suits them. 

What about costs and installation hassle? The Modular Mini Condo is easier to install and is less costly than competing designs with similar capacity. It is possible to install multiple Modular Mini Condos for the same cost as just one "bat condo"-class structure. In addition, our modular design breaks down into boxes that can be shipped UPS, and installed without heavy equipment if necessary. Build the Mini Condo off ladders and scaffolding, or assemble the entire unit on sawhorses and lift into place with some combination of staff, lifts, tractor, or truck.

The Southern Frame version. This model incorporates extra vents on the roof for warm climates. Individual modules of the Mini Condo receive heat from the sun in the morning and evening, but are somewhat shaded during the hottest part of the day. Bats will actually roost against the roof and even exit out the roof. This design is highly successful in all the Gulf Coast states as well as low elevations in the West. This design would be suitable anywhere where Mexican/Brazilian free tail bats are found.

The Northern Frame version. This configuration is for all but the hotter locations in the US and Canada. A brown aluminum roof covers a solid roof structure, and the center roost cavity between the houses.

Installation. The Mini Condo is a significant structure, but by far the easiest to install and least expensive of any artificial bat roost available of similar capacity. It is possible to assemble the frame, put the posts in place, then add the bat houses and roof separately using ladders, scaffolding, or a lift machine. However, the entire assembly is best assembled on the ground on sawhorses. Lifting suggestions include four or more people lift the Condo while several pull or winch with a rope as the base slides into the holes. The Condo may also lean against a truck with an appropriate ladder rack, or lean on the bucket of a front end loader/forklift, etc. to be pushed into place. Expect 2-3 hours assembling and installing. BCM delivery, micro siting, and installation is available, please contact jchenger@batmanagement.com for a quote. 

Which color bat house is best for you? Both dark brown and our tan color has been successful in mid-FL and TX. Definitely select a black or dark green for most northern states and high elevations, or tan for warmer climates most of Florida and desert). Included with every bat house is a comprehensive manual, which will assist you with site determination, installation, and long-term maintenance tips.

What's Included?

  • Four (4) Four-Chamber ColonyLodges (order colors individually)
  • Frame Kit
  • One (1) Aluminum Roof Panel
  • Center Baffles Cluster
  • Silicone sealant

What's needed?

  • Two 4''x6''x16' treated posts (obtain locally expect under $50 each)
  • Compass to find ~140° SE
  • Cordless drill (2 is handy to have Phillips screw bit or socket on one, drill bit on a second)
  • Drill socket adapter + socket set
  • Combination square + tape measure
  • Drill bit for predrilling holes in sides and metal roof
  • Level (can use the combination square as a level)
  • ~320 lbs Quick-dry concrete for post installation
  • 4''x6'' Post Protector (strongly recommended in wet locations)
  • Digging/tamping bar, post hole digger, shovel
  • Outdoor deck stain for the sides and post, but wait 90 days before staining if treated post is new and wet from the treating process.
 
Bat House color should be selected based on geographical location. There are no guarantees with wildlife, past performance does not suggest occupancy in all locations. Actual product may differ slightly from photos.


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