What are you trying to gut load them with? What are you feeding them to? If you're using the feeders for reptiles it's never a good idea to gut load your insects with calcium. I have read many times over that high calicum can actually kill the insects. If you look at all the gut load products pet stores sell there's not alot of calcium in them either. I have three colonies of roaches I use for feeders, and the most important thing I look for when feeding them is high protean. they also get fruits and veggies three times a week. I use reptl calcium on the roaches when feeding them to the lizards.What's the best gut load to use for feeders? I'm having a hard time deciding what brand to use.
That is a really cool observation.yes, it depends on how the animals eat, though. a cat's internal digestion is much more able to reap benefits from partially digested material than a spider's external digestion.
and you have to realize that the cat is going to poop out most of their prey's gut's plant contents before they can be digested, anyways. in mammals, herbis tend to have digestive system that take a day or more to cycle through, hardcore carnivores have systems that cycle in much less than a day. that is because even with a system custom built for breaking down plant material it still takes quite a while
i think the real trick is to just raise your own feeders and make sure they are healthy. as far as bugs go, i've watched my internal digester carnivore obligates steer around carrot loaded guts before. funny as heck. and found what appeared to be the gut remains in boli