- Nov 13, 2019
The bottoms may disintegrate a little but most of the filter remains intact. I've also used paper plates and toilet paper tubes. Really the whole reason to have that stuff is just to give the adult flies somewhere to sit and not be crowded. I've rarely seen maggots crawl up and pupate on any paper based material. They always seem to pupate on the sides of the cup.It is the worst part of frogs.
I have had no success using coffee filters, they disintegrate on me, or fall into the media mix and become mush.
I've also used plastic gutter shield I found at the hardware store. It's similar to what you see in a culture of hornworms feeders, the gutter shield is easy to clean and reuse.