US Magnetic Camo Feeder Cups

nick barta

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In designing the Magnetic Camo Chameleon Feeder Cups we wanted to meet the following design parameters:

1. The cups need to be easily cleanable; the regular cup has a removable climbing plastic grid. Both cups can be sprayed with water.

2. Water cannot collect and drown feeders; all cups have screened bottoms.

3. Easy placement and movement in the enclosure; cups hang on the screen by use of magnets and can be moved easily. In addition, they can be hung using fishing line or florist’s wire. Hanging the pole cup gives the chameleon 360- degree hunting!

4. The cups need to be lightweight for placement in the branches.

5. The size of the cup needs to work in large and small enclosures; so cups are just less than 12 inches tall, so they will not be too large for smaller enclosures, but still give enough climbing space for the prey to be easily seen. The Large 4” cup provides double the climbing room for insects so you can double the amount of bugs in this cup. This is especially good for larger chameleon breeds like Parson’s.

6. The cup needs to blend into the vegetation; we chose to camouflage the feeder cups using dark green, black, and brown to blend into the branches in the enclosure.

7. Pricing must be low enough to encourage buying the Camo Cups; with the light shipping weight, already having the equipment for production, and producing runs of 20 at a time, cost to the buyer is an excellent value.


To order, please visit www.fullthrottlefeeders.com.
 
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snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
Yeah... Dragonstrand is the same way though. I honestly don't think it's the actual cost of shipping but rather a way for them to mark up the price while still displaying it low. Still want one though!
You're telling me!! I ordered a cage and substrate tray and the shipping was $160! Per Bill, he suggested I order the tray separately to save on shipping... but a $150 tray was still $75 to ship! Shipping is definitely getting expensive all around.
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
I think it was $10 to ship. I know it wasn't $19
I ordered 3 and the shipping was $25. They are really nice quality, but if I only needed one I'm not sure I'd want to spend $40+ shipped.

Not sure about individual costs but shipping is astronomical if you don't have a frequent shipper plan (like what eBay and the like offer).
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
I don't think it's Full Throttle that is jacking up shipping, I think they are using a shipping calculator / service that determines the price based on weight + distance shipped. Rainbow Mealworms also uses this and the shipping can get ridiculous depending on what you order (for instance, adding 250 crickets to my ordered double the shipping cost to $40 on an order with LOADS of other bugs and supplies). I think the shipping calculators are whack!!
 

Highway61

Avid Member
I don't think it's Full Throttle that is jacking up shipping, I think they are using a shipping calculator / service that determines the price based on weight + distance shipped. Rainbow Mealworms also uses this and the shipping can get ridiculous depending on what you order (for instance, adding 250 crickets to my ordered double the shipping cost to $40 on an order with LOADS of other bugs and supplies). I think the shipping calculators are whack!!
Shipping live animals is a whole 'nother ballgame so I can see some shipping restrictions/costs there but $19 to ship a 3"x12" PVC pipe just doesn't add up for me.
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
Shipping live animals is a whole 'nother ballgame so I can see some shipping restrictions/costs there but $19 to ship a 3"x12" PVC pipe just doesn't add up for me.
That's true but I ordered the equivalent of 2,000 varied feeder insects (including crickets) for $20 shipping. When I bumped the cricket count up to 500 (250 more than originally ordered) the shipping price jumped to $40. I dropped back down to 250 crickets and added vitamins, tongs, roaches, and more and the price stayed at around $20 shipped. My point is the shipping calculators aren't very accurate, I don't think.
 

Monties1982

Avid Member
Shipping live animals is a whole 'nother ballgame so I can see some shipping restrictions/costs there but $19 to ship a 3"x12" PVC pipe just doesn't add up for me.
I just ordered some roaches from them and in the shipping notification email I got it said it's being shipped from Puyallup, WA. I don't see why it would be so expensive to ship it 35-40 miles to Seattle, but you could try contacting them to see if you could just pick it up in person.
 

katy32

Established Member
I got this yesterday and it's great. I also noticed my shipping label said the shipping price was $9.50.
 
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