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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal77 View Post
    Thank you so much for all the info. I'll look into that bearded dragon food for gutloading. We are currently using the flukers orange and fresh yams, cucumber, and lettuce. Their moist hides are a little under half on the warm side. They are the big grey rock looking things in the middle of the photos.We have Zoo Med UTH rated for 30-40 gallons for both of them
    You're most welcome! Here's the beardie food I buy. Fluker's orange cubes contain scarcely any protein. I suggest ~16% protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal77 View Post
    So if I use the Repashy, I don't need any other suppliments?
    That's correct according to Aliza's methods.

    I feel Zoo Med's formula has the "perfect amount" of D3. Compare multivitamins on this link.
    For link 77 click: Gecko Multivitamins
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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

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    Thanks a lot for all your helpful info. I have one last question. One of them doesn’t seem to like crickets. I can get her to eat at most 2-3. She loves mealworms though and will eat just about as many as you can give her. Will the mealworms eat that bearded dragon food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal77 View Post
    Thanks a lot for all your helpful info. I have one last question. One of them doesn’t seem to like crickets. I can get her to eat at most 2-3. She loves mealworms though and will eat just about as many as you can give her. Will the mealworms eat that bearded dragon food?
    You're welcome.

    Mealworms might eat that beardie food. Try and see. What bedding are you keeping mealworms on? I don't usually keep mealworms.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    I just have them on whatever they came with from the pet store. It looks like wood shavings, but I'm pretty sure it's some kind of bran/oats or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal77 View Post
    I just have them on whatever they came with from the pet store. It looks like wood shavings, but I'm pretty sure it's some kind of bran/oats or something like that.
    You'll want to get away from using the bran/oat substrate they came in. Very high in Phosphorous which will inhibit your Leo's calcium absorption. I am going through a search right now myself trying to find the best substrate to use for mealworms. See my thread in this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion View Post
    You'll want to get away from using the bran/oat substrate they came in. Very high in Phosphorous which will inhibit your Leo's calcium absorption. I am going through a search right now myself trying to find the best substrate to use for mealworms. See my thread in this forum.
    Your mealworms may be packed in wood shavings.

    Here's Marillion's thread on mealworm substrate.

    Here's the scoop on mealworm substrate from my leo care sheet.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    ===> 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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    Thanks for all your help. Since I've already ordered the bearded dragon food for my crickets, I think I'll try it as a substrate for the mealworms. I'll let you know how it goes!
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    I wonder if an algae based fish food would work as a good gutload. I’ve been using it with my fish for years, and it has very high quality ingredients:

    Algae; Chlorella, Ulva Seaweed, Red Seaweed, Kelp, Spirulina, Wakame Seaweed, Whole Antarctic Krill, Whole Fish, Eucheuma cottonii, Spinosum Seaweed, Chondrus crispus, Whole Wheat Flour, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Alfalfa, Astaxanthin, Capsanthin, Zeaxanthin, Vita

    32% Protein
    5% Fat
    10% Fiber
    10% Moisture
    9% Ash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal77 View Post
    Thanks for all your help. Since I've already ordered the bearded dragon food for my crickets, I think I'll try it as a substrate for the mealworms. I'll let you know how it goes!
    Excellent! Just update this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal77 View Post
    I wonder if an algae based fish food would work as a good gutload. Iíve been using it with my fish for years, and it has very high quality ingredients:
    Fish food contains too much protein for geckos. A fish food diet for bugs and worms will lead to significant health issues in your gecko.

    Keep protein levels about 16-20%.
    "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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    I tried the bearded dragon food as a substrate for the mealworms, and they were all still alive after a few days, so I guess that’s a good sign?
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