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Post by River Sun 10 Jul 2016, 3:51 pm

I'm not sure if they can reach it yet - I'lll lower it if they can't, or add a Popsicle stick ladder or something, but I'll wait and see.
Anyways. Just felt, hot glue, and paper clips - shabby, but they'll like it.
Anyone know how to make Popsicle stick bridges? I can't find one in the MES page that I've seen, and I'd love to hang one from the roof. Also, hot glue cobwebs; I try to pick them all out, but sometimes I miss a few. Are they a hazard?
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Post by Peachy Sun 10 Jul 2016, 4:42 pm

Fun! I hope your girls will enjoy the hammock. Smile

Here's one way to make a bridge. You fold the string in half and then kind of... weave. I used yarn in these pictures, but don't use yarn. lol
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Or you can just glue popsicle sticks to a couple strings.

Maybe someone else has a fun bridge, too!
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Post by River Sun 10 Jul 2016, 4:50 pm

Thanks! I need to get some mouse-safe string soon.

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Post by olimarthemouse Sun 10 Jul 2016, 9:09 pm

ThePetekeyPrep wrote:Thanks! I need to get some mouse-safe string soon.

What are some mouse safe strings?
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Post by CinnamonPearl Sun 10 Jul 2016, 9:17 pm

Hemp, twine, and sisal.

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Post by olimarthemouse Mon 11 Jul 2016, 7:31 am

Thanks!
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Post by MesaMouse Mon 11 Jul 2016, 1:35 pm

My previous colony, The Divas, loved their popsicle stick and hemp twine bridge! I simply laid out two long lengths of twine (20L tank) and hot-glued popsicle sticks on both sides of the twine -- the double-side not only made the bridge sturdier but also safer: if a stick hell off on one side, a mouse could not fall through or catch her leg. It was also handy to be able to "flip" the bridge over to use the clean sticks before the whole thing had to be replaced!

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Post by River Mon 11 Jul 2016, 3:15 pm

I think I've got some hemp twine on hand, actually! I'll have to see about that.
Is all twine safe? Colored, whatever other varieties there may be, I'm not very handy I wouldn't know if there are any varieties, actually...

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Post by Peachy Mon 11 Jul 2016, 3:28 pm

You can use hemp, jute or sisal twine. I've used colored hemp cord to crochet hammocks (football team colors! lol) but I don't know what they use for dye. It might be better to try for natural, maybe? Pardon
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Post by River Mon 11 Jul 2016, 4:01 pm

Okay. I asked the owner of the twine and they said "I think its hemp twine" so I'm not sure if I should use it or hold back on it till I know for sure,

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Post by River Mon 11 Jul 2016, 4:08 pm

UPDATE: Upon further inspection, we decided it might be cotton so I went around digging in the closet and found a roll of your average hemp. Its kind of fray-ie, but I reckon all hemp is.

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Post by Rodents rock! Mon 11 Jul 2016, 9:12 pm

@MesaMouse wrote:My previous colony, The Divas, loved their popsicle stick and hemp twine bridge! I simply laid out two long lengths of twine (20L tank) and hot-glued popsicle sticks on both sides of the twine -- the double-side not only made the bridge sturdier but also safer: if a stick hell off on one side, a mouse could not fall through or catch her leg. It was also handy to be able to "flip" the bridge over to use the clean sticks before the whole thing had to be replaced!

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Very nice bridge! I need to make one of these for Mickey. Smile

It does look nice and sturdy too.
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Post by River Wed 13 Jul 2016, 6:44 pm

Question! Do you just simply hot glue it? How'd you get it to stay?

Also, hemp rope seems to have lots of loose strings. Isn't this hazardous?

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Post by CallaLily Wed 13 Jul 2016, 9:05 pm

Hemp twine is perfectly safe. So is jute and sisal. We wouldn't recommend it otherwise. Wink

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Post by MesaMouse Thu 14 Jul 2016, 1:21 pm

ThePetekeyPrep wrote:Question! Do you just simply hot glue it?  How'd you get it to stay?

Yep, just a drop of hot glue on each twine then place the stick and press down for a few seconds!

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