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    What are the opinions of keeping a dish of calcium in with your females?
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    I keep a dish in with all my girls, breeders and young alike. I don't see any harm, but I'm still a newby. Interested in what the pro's say on this one.
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    I would definitely keep a calcium dish in there at all times (except when replacing calcium) just to make sure she's getting enough calcium (and especially if she's a breeding female) so her bones don't give way because the eggs are using all the calcium reserves, Even if it doesn't look like she's eating it still have it in there just in case. But that's just my paranoia I guess, but still I'd recommend it
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    is this just a dish of plain, dry calcium dust? the gecko eats this?

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    Yeah, just a cap full of calcium powder that the gecko will lick up
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    I use rapashy calcuim dust for crickets. They just lick a bit as they need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaindani View Post
    I use rapashy calcuim dust for crickets. They just lick a bit as they need it.
    I think you would do better with a pure calcium supplement, as Cal+ ICB is more than just calcium and it's designed to work with an insect meal. It's a great product as a cricket dust!

    Repashy makes some other formulations for calcium supplements: http://www.store.repashy.com/retail/...category_id=26

    and buy them at Pangea!

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    REPASHY CALCIUM PLUS AND SUPERLOAD
    CALCIUM PLUS ICB
    That is the stuff I use. Thanks Spyral
    Last edited by mountaindani; 07-01-2010 at 01:16 AM. Reason: tmi
    Dani and the Clan
    Jessie, the retired Black Lab RIP my beautiful girl Gracie, the goofy Scottie Johnny, Jasper, Mucaluc,Baby Joe, and Harry, the bossy cats nCarla, the Crestie Hottie
    Nkan, the studly Crested Geckos Shufai, the Chahoua Ivy, the leachie Canaries loads of Wiggley Weather Loaches Countless Pond Fish
    and last, but most definitely not least,
    Pat, my very understanding husband.
    PLEASE SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR CATS AND DOGS!!!

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