New Feeder "Cup"

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
Finally, something good to come out of this lousy pandemic!....

I'm sorry I don't remember who came up with this idea, but thank you again!
I've been thinking about it ever since I saw it mentioned.
I've tried several iterations—couldn't find the right vessel until now.


This is a recycled 32 oz. translucent alcohol bottle with the top cut off, and a hook fashioned out of coat hanger, strung through 2 holes punched with a hole punch and hung on a dowel/branch/vine/what-have-you.
I've been testing it, and as long as it's between 45° and 90° (vertical), crickets can't climb or jump out. Less (flatter) than 45° and crickets can crawl out. 1/16" holes are drilled along the bottom in case it gets misted.

I put 2 each of crickets, mealworms, and dubias in it, and Ol' Mr. GrumpyPants ate them all. All he had to do was see their shadows moving (from below) and he was on it!

The brown peroxide bottles won't work—they're opaque.

Finally, ONE feeder cup for everything (I think), and NO ESCAPEES!

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That’s awesome. so you basically just cut the top of an alcohol bottle off and attached it to a branch. Am I right?
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