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Posted by iwana on May 06, 2003 at 21:43:25:
In Reply to: Qustion about Cup Feeding... posted by hades-raptor on May 06, 2003 at 21:28:06:
I have found that glass and ceramic bowls works well because of the smooth surface, make sure the sides are high enough and go straight up (rather than curved like a bowl) so that the bugs can't jump out or crawl out. This works well for crickets, mealworms and beetles, although adult crickets sometimes still manage to jump out over the side. :-) With roaches, you would need to put a small band of vaseline near the top rim of the bowl to keep them from escaping.
Since we have a veiled cham, we also put a layer of mulched greens and veggies at the bottom of the bowl so that he gets some vegs with each bug he zaps. :-) Also a great way to add vitamins without having to dust the bugs, which seems to make it harder for their tongues to stick to the bugs.
Hope this helps!
:I feel really dumb posting this, but I can't quite figure this out.
:I hear about peoeple feeding their chams from cups or bowls. How exactly do you do this? I've put crickets in teh fridge for a few min, so they slow down, and then tried putting them in the cup so my cham could go eat them, but before my cham got around to going over there and starting to watch them, the crickets were up and jumping out of the cup. Same goes with all other insects I try feeding,they get out of hte cup and wander the cage.
:What's the trick to it?
:-Randilyn, feeling really dumb.