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    [QUOTE=SpottedDragon;500602] I no longer use a...

    I no longer use a dimming thermostat for my neodynium lamp as the more a lamp is dimmed, the more the infrared heat is altered. I use a computer fan with a speed controller connected to a cooling...
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    Deep heat projectors are the second best over...

    Deep heat projectors are the second best over head heaters for basking. The best heating source we have for imitating the infrared waves of the sun are incandescent lamps (including halogens). Deep...
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    I use an Exo Terra daylight basking spot lamp and...

    I use an Exo Terra daylight basking spot lamp and to control it I use a computer fan hooked up to a cooling thermostat. I have it set to 80F for the ambient temps so then the slate rock can naturally...
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    True, one reason being that keepers don’t want to...

    True, one reason being that keepers don’t want to take the risk of the fertilizers being dangerous to the reptile and the other reason is that added fertilizers could be too much for the plants in a...
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    It’s usually recommended that topsoil without...

    It’s usually recommended that topsoil without fertilizers be used. There’s Scott’s premium topsoil and ZooMed Reptisoil. For my leopard gecko’s bioactive I use miracle gro performance organics soil...
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    My Bioactive Enclosure

    Been posting this on Facebook but decided to share it here :biggrin:.
  7. I have also removed UVB lighting from my feeders....

    I have also removed UVB lighting from my feeders. All was going well until I was reminded that UV destroys vitamins in food lol. So I'll just have to rely on the diet for increasing vitamin D levels.
  8. I have found a gut loading diet called ZŁkŁdla...

    I have found a gut loading diet called ZŁkŁdla Cricket Max2. It took me a while to figure out that it was formulated in this study and showed to effectively alter the calcium to phosphorus ratio in...
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    I just hear that vetark’s nutrobal has the most...

    I just hear that vetark’s nutrobal has the most calcium out of all of the vitamin brands so far and I wanted to obtain the same amount of calcium in Asia’s diet. However I might just stick to ZooMed...
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    True True

    True True
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    I would guess a drill would do. This is only an...

    I would guess a drill would do. This is only an idea and I’ve got a humid hide I’m satisfied with in Asia’s enclosure.
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    Homemade OMEM Humidification Cave Idea

    I found this humid hide on amazon through one of the threads here and I seriously think itís overpriced for its size and shipping takes a long time where Iím at. So Iíve come up with the idea of...
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    Hereís where I found it saying 46% ...

    Hereís where I found it saying 46%
    https://www.nowfoods.com/supplements/calcium-carbonate-powder

    It says it contains 600mg of calcium which is more than what Vetarkís Calci Dust contains (400mg)...
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    I’ve never ordered items from those companies. I...

    I’ve never ordered items from those companies. I got the Reptivite from Petco.
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    So I guess my question is, is now’s calcium...

    So I guess my question is, is now’s calcium carbonate better than ZooMed Repti Calcium?
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    I currently have ZooMed Reptivite without D3 but...

    I currently have ZooMed Reptivite without D3 but I’m about to switch to Reptivite with D3. I don’t mind the reptivite’s lack of stick, I just have 1 reptile that I’m going to be supplementing and I...
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    ZooMed Repti Calcium vs Now Calcium Carbonate

    Hello, Iíve been searching for calcium supplements that are just as good as Nutrobal vetark. So far ZooMed seems to be # 1 here in the US but it doesnít have a long stick time like Nutrobal....
  18. This is only 1 of the studies I’ve found on the...

    This is only 1 of the studies I’ve found on the subject so I’ll have to do more research on how exactly I want to set this up. I didn’t know that insects of feeding size could get into the fixture...
  19. Its been a long time since I've posted here but...

    Its been a long time since I've posted here but I've been thinking of the idea of using UVB lighting on the feeder insects to increase vitamin D3. I don't really want to go out and buy a bunch of new...
  20. https://nagonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/H...

    https://nagonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Hunt-EFFECT-OF-A-PRODUCE-BASED-GUT-LOATNG-DIET-ON-MINERAL-VITAMIN-AND-CAROTENOID-CONTENT-OF-ADULT-CRICKETS-ACHETA-DOMESTICA.pdf
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  21. SpottedDragon I have went outside and collected...

    SpottedDragon I have went outside and collected some dandelion green seeds and put them into a planting pot a week ago. I'll have to see if they have sprouted yet and maybe I could look into planting...
  22. Unfortunately due to having a very limited choice...

    Unfortunately due to having a very limited choice of captive bred feeder insects that are easily accessible in captivity and feeder insects' ability to pick and choose nutrients according to what's...
  23. Yes I grind the ingredients separately and then...

    Yes I grind the ingredients separately and then grind the two powders together to get them mixed up and grounded up more. Unfortunately I don’t have a lab so then I can put the insects into the...
  24. My feeder insects are doing great on the new...

    My feeder insects are doing great on the new meal/superworm bedding. I now even feed it to the crickets and dubia roaches. I haven't really checked on the dubia roaches to see if they've been eating...
  25. I’ve heard that the moon produces uvb but not as...

    I’ve heard that the moon produces uvb but not as much as the sun though. Maybe that’s how nocturnal/ crepuscular reptiles get some of their d3 in the wild.
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