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    Yes, she's about two, as what the previous owner told me. This girl eats every day. Should I not feed her every day? She only eats 2-5 worms or crickets per feeding regardless of size. I feel like she's not eating that much, like she's snacking or something. Hunts very well, too.

    Yes, she walks just fine, no signs that I see of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybilestial View Post
    Yes, she's about two, as what the previous owner told me. This girl eats every day. Should I not feed her every day? She only eats 2-5 worms or crickets per feeding regardless of size. I feel like she's not eating that much, like she's snacking or something. Hunts very well, too.

    Yes, she walks just fine, no signs that I see of.
    Nice to hear she's eating and a good hunter!

    Do her jaws line up? no under or over bite?

    Can you share a photo of her?

    Is she gaining weight? Bigger meals less often is what they probably do in the wild.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    It doesn't look like she has an over/underbite.
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    I don't have a gram scale yet, but I don't notice a difference in her weight. She's not overzealous with eating like Ziggy, a YouTuber's leo. (Leopard Gecko is the username of the youtuber)

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    Also what fruits/veggies/greens should I feed all the grubs so they remain happy, healthy, and chock full of nutrients? I also plan on gutloading them prior to feeding.

    The hornworms come with their own food, so I'm not sure I should add to that or leave them be.

    Can I dust the grub's food with the Sticky Tongue farm's miner-all indoor formula?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sybilestial View Post
    Also what fruits/veggies/greens should I feed all the grubs so they remain happy, healthy, and chock full of nutrients? I also plan on gutloading them prior to feeding.

    The hornworms come with their own food, so I'm not sure I should add to that or leave them be.

    Can I dust the grub's food with the Sticky Tongue farm's miner-all indoor formula?
    Let the hornworms eat only their prepared diet.

    I don't know whether it's a good idea to dust the grubs' food with Miner-All.

    Here's a link to the USDA: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list

    High calcium, low phosphorus, greens like collard, mustard, turnip, and dandelion flowers/greens are excellent.

    A healthy diet alone is not enough. Geckos need a wee bit of vitamin A acetate (retinol) or vitamin A palmitate to jump start beta carotene. Those forms of vitamin A aren't found in plants.
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-11-2017 at 01:17 AM.
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    #6---Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms.....contributed by Olimpia -- August 2013

    "Lettuce (except dark, leafy greens) is just water and nutritionally irrelevant. People don't even give lettuce to tortoises and iguanas because it's worthless as food. The same could be said for potatoes. Fish flakes are very high in protein and this can lead to a build-up of uric acid in feeders/reptiles and end up causing gout. A little now and then is fine but this should never be the bulk of any gutload.

    "A commercial gutloading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas.

    "If you opt for making your own gutload at home, here is a list of great ingredients to use:
    Best: mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion leaves, collard greens, escarole lettuce, papaya, watercress, and alfalfa.
    Good: sweet potato, carrots, oranges, mango, butternut squash, kale, apples, beet greens, blackberries, bok choy, and green beans.
    Dry food: bee pollen, organic non-salted sunflower seeds, spirulina, dried seaweed, flax seed, and organic non-salted almonds.
    Avoid as much as possible: potatoes, cabbage, iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, corn, grains, beans, oats, bread, cereal, meat, eggs, dog food, cat food, fish food, canned or dead insects, vertebrates.
    ------>"As far as how to keep crickets, a large plastic storage container will work well, but really anything with smooth sides. On a large plastic container you can cut out a panel on two sides and glue on aluminum screening (and do the same on the lid) and this will provide plenty of air flow. Bad air is the #1 killer of crickets, along with poor hydration, so having good airflow will make the difference if you start getting into bulk orders of crickets.

    ------>"And I just dust mine using a large plastic cup. You don't need to coat crickets in a thick layer of calcium. Just put a pinch of calcium into the cup, get some crickets into the cup, swirl, and dump. The crickets end up evenly but lightly coated and there isn't any excess calcium left over."

    "Hope that helps!"

    (Last edited by Olimpia; 08-21-2013 at 02:03 PM.)
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-11-2017 at 12:41 AM.
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    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    #6---Gutload Ingredients for Bugs & Worms.....contributed by Olimpia -- August 2013

    "Lettuce (except dark, leafy greens) is just water and nutritionally irrelevant. People don't even give lettuce to tortoises and iguanas because it's worthless as food. The same could be said for potatoes. Fish flakes are very high in protein and this can lead to a build-up of uric acid in feeders/reptiles and end up causing gout. A little now and then is fine but this should never be the bulk of any gutload.

    "A commercial gutloading food like Bug Burger or Superload (both by Repashy), Cricket Crack, Dinofuel, etc. is going to make your life easier AND provide a nutritious diet to your crickets at the same time. Avoid Fluker's gutloads, as they are super feeble in their formulas.



    ------>"As far as how to keep crickets, a large plastic storage container will work well, but really anything with smooth sides. On a large plastic container you can cut out a panel on two sides and glue on aluminum screening (and do the same on the lid) and this will provide plenty of air flow. Bad air is the #1 killer of crickets, along with poor hydration, so having good airflow will make the difference if you start getting into bulk orders of crickets.

    ------>"And I just dust mine using a large plastic cup. You don't need to coat crickets in a thick layer of calcium. Just put a pinch of calcium into the cup, get some crickets into the cup, swirl, and dump. The crickets end up evenly but lightly coated and there isn't any excess calcium left over."

    "Hope that helps!"

    (Last edited by Olimpia; 08-21-2013 at 02:03 PM.)
    I know it's easier, but I like the natural approach. Thank you so much for the info! Any thoughts about banana? Though I'd steer clear of avocado. It's very toxic to reptiles.

    Hornworms already come with their own food, check!

    I will always make sure to dust the crickets, Phoenix worms, butter worms, and roaches (if it sticks). I know the powder doesn't stick to mealworms

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    Here's a link to "raw" bananas: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/s...anu=&fgcd=&ds=
    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 10-11-2017 at 03:51 PM.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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