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    Default Repashy crested gecko diet for Dubia roaches?


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    Anyone ever try it? Mixed with or without water? I'm trying it now with my colony. I also have a bun and a few carrots in there for comparison.

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    Like a bun as in bread?

    I wouldn't use crested gecko diet at all, it has too many things in it that are actually detrimental as far a healthy gutload for insects. It will reduce the amount of calcium they take in and a lot of it is useless too. Carrots are fine and dandy but you need a huge amount of rotating veggies/fruits to make a healthy gutload. It will be too unbalanced otherwise.
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    Last edited by Elizabeth Freer; 04-08-2017 at 06:17 PM.
    "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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    I prefer feeding a well-balanced dry diet to my insects (and worms) 24/7. I sometimes add high calcium, low phosphorus, veggies to the side: collard, dandelion, mustard, and turnip greens. Crickets love dandelion flowers too!

    I mainly use finely ground Zoo Med's Natural ADULT Bearded Dragon Food for my crickets and dubia. Sometimes I add Alfalfa Meal and Cricket Crack.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
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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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    "Sun-grown grains, wheat middlings, dehulled soybean meal, safflower, dehydrated alfalfa meal, ground wheat, ground rice hulls, molasses, canola meal, rice bran, "

    In my opinion this doesn't make sense as the largest part of a feeders diet. The only part that I use in my gutload for the base in alfalfa meal (though I grind mine myself). Half of this stuff is fillers and provide no nutritional value and in fact bind calcium or provide very little.

    I select most of the parts of my dry gutload for what they provide to the geckos. That and the fact it is completely vegetation based and so it is safe for the insects. As far as collards and dandelions, they both have high oxalates and bind calcium so should be fed as a part of a largely rotating diet for feeder insects. Dandelion greens have less oxalates when they are younger. I choose to feed my insects whatever is available in my fridge, whatever we may need to get rid of (but is not too far gone) or whatever are scraps from that night's meal. They get everything from carrots, sweet potatoes, zucchini, melons, strawberry tops, spring mix, small amounts of dandelions, mulberry leaves and fruit, etc etc.

    And my dry gutload often changes depending on what I have available, I always have a regular base, but half of it is almost always changing for every batch.
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