Which calcium supplement(s) do you use?

Michael

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I've tried probably every one in existence over the years, but ultimately settled on Miner-All after a recommendation from Phil Tremper and after seeing great results in my breeding females. I've seen some others use Rep-Cal and some of the Repashy varieties, so I'm curious to know which ones you guys use, and what your success has been.

My crew gets their crickets dusted with Ca and I also mix it into their fruit diet. One nice thing about the Miner-All is that it comes in a berry flavor that at least smells nice... but I haven't tasted it 😂
 

ArborealsAnonymous

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I use Miner-All as well for dusting crickets but for mixing with fruit diets I use Calcium Gluconate 23%. Its a liquid that is typically used as an injectable but I weighed out my entire collection and calculated the appropriate amount to add to a batch of food. I also will mix it in fruit juice (like those mango nectars) in an emergency if a girl looks bad after dropping eggs but I haven't needed to do that since switching to primarily insects. A lot of my girls are already 2-3 clutches into the year though so I may be using that by the end of the season.
 

Michael

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I use Miner-All as well for dusting crickets but for mixing with fruit diets I use Calcium Gluconate 23%. Its a liquid that is typically used as an injectable but I weighed out my entire collection and calculated the appropriate amount to add to a batch of food. I also will mix it in fruit juice (like those mango nectars) in an emergency if a girl looks bad after dropping eggs but I haven't needed to do that since switching to primarily insects. A lot of my girls are already 2-3 clutches into the year though so I may be using that by the end of the season.
Dang. Where do you get that? And how do you measure it?
 

ArborealsAnonymous

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I got a big quart bottle from a vet supply store, it's meant as an injectable so it has one of those rubber caps that you use a needle through and I measure in CCs. I got the calculation and recommendation from a vet though, and for my whole collection a weekly dose is only 1/2cc and that's including my fatty leachies.
 

Canvas_geckos

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Are you guys following that Miner-all is now owned by Backwater reptiles (ugh)? TracyPD posted a recent issue with them shipping bulk supplements in dirty totes.
 
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