Aug 6, 2011

Ready for the 1Y Mew Gulls

The last days more and more first year mew gulls have started to show up in the city centre of Bergen.  To not be short of rings we used the friday evening to make 100 new plastic rings. The process is quite easy and the pictures below show how to do it.

The plastic plates when they arrive from engraver.
To be able to roll the plastic we put them in hot boiling water
The rings are rolled by hand

After the ring is put into a metal pipe and then put back into boiling water to get the right shape. A stick which fit the inside of the ring it put though the metal pipe and the plastic ring. 

When the ring has the correct shape put it in cold water
Then the rings are perfect for a mew gull legg.
The finished product...

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