Feeder Run Cup for BDs?

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Feeder Run Cup for BDs?

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:08 am

Has anyone tried one of those (commercial or DIY) Chameleon Feeder Run Cups for feeding BDs?
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Re: Feeder Run Cup for BDs?

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:01 pm

So I had to look up what those are, and now I want one!
Full Throttle has a beardie one:
https://www.fullthrottlefeeders.com/cop ... d-supplies
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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Re: Feeder Run Cup for BDs?

Postby Aaradimian » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:06 pm

Nope. Maybe I'm being dense, but aside from looks, what's the purpose of them? I looked at the the URL JJF posted and couldn't figure out if they meter the bugs somehow? I have my dubias in a plastic tub and my guys will gorge themselves if left to their own devices.
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Re: Feeder Run Cup for BDs?

Postby MrSpectrum » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:26 am

Aaradimian wrote:Nope. Maybe I'm being dense, but aside from looks, what's the purpose of them?


Going strictly from (possibly faulty) memory here... I first "discovered" them while I was looking into chameleons (as an alternative to a BD). The idea is, they have a slippery (enough) inside surface that feeders can't crawl out of them. The feeders can also climb up the fabric strip, again not being able to climb out. This allegedly includes crickets. They're probably not much good for feeders that can't climb the fabric--I don't know--that's partly why I'm asking.

I looked for the original vid that brought them to my attention, but can't find it at the moment. :(
But there are many more--just search YT for feeder run cup
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Re: Feeder Run Cup for BDs?

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:26 pm

Aaradimian wrote:Nope. Maybe I'm being dense, but aside from looks, what's the purpose of them? I looked at the the URL JJF posted and couldn't figure out if they meter the bugs somehow?

No metering -you'd only put in an amount/number that's reasonable for one feeding (or one day, depending on whether they truly don't escape from the cup)
My impression was that the roaches (or crickets, but I expect they could jump past the edge of the cup?), can't climb out, and it looked to me like the grid part would make for a bit more "natural" hunt as they run along it, rather than the fish in a barrel effect of a normal dish. Also my discoids get out of other cups, including worm dishes. I swear they communicate and piggyback each other to climb out! 🤣
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