These fat cat water tubes are great, and I really like the small hole lids. The little cats need smaller milkweed, which fit perfectly in these lids.
This accommodates butterflies nicely, whether you feed by a container milkweed plant, or the tubes with stems, (which is mostly what I do). I have the bigger size also, but prefer this size, as easier to place on a stand near light.
This is a high quality product, and can make keeping cages much cleaner. However, I didn't realize that my cages were not the right size as I purchased from another vendor. They fit nicely in the small cube, but my tall ones are a bit narrower than the PP-platter, so they gap and don't fit perfectly. I instead now use them under my cages to protect the table top I set my nursery up on.
I have communicated this with Tony already, and am satisfied with my purchase, but wish I had paid closer attention to the sizing. They are still an asset to my Monarch Nursery!
Love the new platter.. Doesn't absorb water and super easy to clean... Great idea!
I just began using my short peg rack a few days ago. I like the shorter pegs a lot in terms of preventing the caterpillars from pupating on the pegs. However, I learned I need to be super careful when moving the rack to clean the cage and refill the tubes —otherwise, a tube may fall out. Also, my cats aren't pupating on the rack, but a couple chose the underside of a leaf! So there's still relocating to do, but it will be much easier than relocating a chrysalis from a peg. I recommend.
Hi Sally, thank you for your review. a couple quick tips that could make your experience better:
1. If you push the tubes all the way down into the rack they will not come out
2. If you spread the tubes out over the rack (we typically use 4-6 tubes max) caterpillars are less likely to pupate under leaves