Rat Rack project

Rat Rack project

Postby ClintonT » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:47 am

Hi all,

Thought I would just post a pic of my newly completed Rat rack. I would first like to thank a friend in a million who took it upon himself to follow through on a design I had on my "wishlist". After lots of hard work and countless rivets the "Rat Palace" was completed and my feeder rats residence was taken to a new level. Hope you like.

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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby Snakes4Africa » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:09 am

Too nice! Well done.
What nozzles did you use for the water?
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby hunter1 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:32 pm

Very cool!
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby Rishaad » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:14 am

Awesome Clinton. Well done.
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:27 am

took my breath away when i saw this piece of work clinton. Just goes to show what can really be done if one makes the effort to go that extra mile. Its so hot!
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby snakemanjayd » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:53 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby Fooble » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:02 pm

Looks great.
I was also interested in the water mechanisms?

Those top few racks are those for rats or mice?
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby snakemanjayd » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:29 pm

Ya, how did you get the water system right?
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby ClintonT » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:15 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for the comments.
For the water system I managed to source some of these veriflo valves locally:
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They work well once you have adjusted them, I do think that one needs to keep an eye on them and check every now and then that they are not leaking or stuck. Leaking was the initial problem that I had with them.

The rack is only for Rats. The bottom bins are my breeder bins housing the males and females. The other bins are used for pregnant/suckling moms and weaners.
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby Loslappie » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:53 pm

Nice Going Clinton T!
The Veriflo Valves, Im keen on how you did that, as Ive looked at some means of doing mine as well. Could you please advise where you sourced them?
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby zululand » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:13 am

Hi, found the valves for sale last night. Not cheap but they look good!

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/18253437 ... VALVE.html
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby Bushviper » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:54 am

If you are using vlaves then dril a hole in the side at bottom of each tub. If the valve get stuck in the open position then it does not drown all the occupants. Pulling out a tub which is heavy and has drowned rats which then tip and fall on you is an experience you only needed once before drilling holes in each tub.
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby snake kid » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:13 am

Hey Clinton.

How many rats do you keep per breeding tub?
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
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1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby ClintonT » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:14 pm

I have two racks in total. I use the white bins for the breeding groups and medium rats. Breeding groups 1-5 ratio.
The clear tubs are for the females with babies and weaners to small rats. The weaners to small rats I keep 10 to 12 per tub. I change substrate often when there are high numbers to keep them clean.
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Re: Rat Rack project

Postby snake kid » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:40 pm

Thanks I need to improve my breeding system a bit and i'm looking at my options.
3.1. BCI
1.0. Burmese python
1.0. Taiwanese ratsnake
2.0. Cornsnake 1 normal 1 Butter
1.2. Brown house snake
1.1. Olive house snake
1.0. Mole snake
1.1. Rhombic egg eater
1.0. Coral snake
1.1. Red lipped herald
0.1. Cape cobra
1.1. Night adder
1.1. Puff adder
1.0. boomslang
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