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    Thanks for the feeding advice. I read about Phoenix worms, but not lobster roaches. Would you have to dust those feeders? I really don't want to overdo it with the calcium, or I guess I should say, the D3.

    I wish I had a pic to share with you. He is cute. He did lose and regrow his tail before I bought him. It's sooth and not bumpy like pics I've seen, but it is quite fat.
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    Joe,
    If you are worried about too much D3 from ReptiCal, get Jurassi Cal. It is just calcium and no other ingredients. I also have a bowl with just the Jurassi Cal in the cage and the lizards will lick it up when they need it.
    If you look back at page 1 where I have my tank photo posted, the front left hand corner is the bowl that has the Jurassi Cal in it.
    I use Reptical usually once a week.

    Do you at least once a week dust food with ReptoLife, which is a multi-vitamin powder?

    Talking of other food items, I have thought about trying to raise Silk Worms. I just need some Mulberry trees and I'll be alright.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ Sep. 09 2006,3:58)]Do you at least once a week dust food with ReptoLife, which is a multi-vitamin powder?

    Talking of other food items, I have thought about trying to raise Silk Worms. I just need some Mulberry trees and I'll be alright.
    I saw a product called reptivite by Zoomed, multiple vitamins and minerals, but didn't get it yet. Here's a link for it:

    http://www.thatpetplace.com/Product....00.aspx

    Should I buy some? Much cheaper at the local pet store than the internet. I did not see reptolife. Isn't feeding crickets with the gutload formula going to accomplish the same thing?

    Raising silkworms sounds good, but I don't see mulberry trees around often anymore. They used to be plentiful.



    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    Joe,
    Here's the link for the Reptolife:
    http://www.thatpetplace.com/Product....00.aspx

    I gut load my food as well, but still use the vitamins.

    The Silkworms have a powder mix that they can eat.
    I have a source for some small Mulberry trees. I may have to get 3 or 4 from them.


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    Thanks for the source Steve. That stuff is less expensive than the Reptivite and seems to have better stuff. Good luck with the silkworms. I'll be looking for superworms and other things to give some variety. I'm not sure if my pet store has Phoenix worms, silkworms etc.
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    I never heard of the Phoenix worms before. I think I'm going to get some of them as well as the Silkworms. I have some web pages I saved from before when I thought I was going to raise my own Silkworms but never got any.

    http://www.chameleonnews.com/silkworms.html

    This might be where I order mine from:
    http://www.mulberryfarms.com/new.htm


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    That looks interesting Steve, but I'm sticking with crikets, mealworms and the occaisional waxworm treat for now. I haven't fed him mealworms yet, but plan on buying them--quantities of 50, gut loading for a day or two, then refrigerating them. He's been eating 5-7 crickets/day. He shed about a week ago when I brought him home.

    I have ceramic tile in the tank now with two hide rocks like the ones you have--one on the warm end and one on the cool end. I don't have anything under these rocks right now, but plan on putting damp paper towels under them and changing them frequently during the shedding process.

    He seems very happy overall, is eating well (though sometimes ineptly!) and is really good about being handled (only about 5 minutes/day).
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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