You should not be using a calcium that contains D3 everyday. If you have proper UVb lighting you should AT THE MOST offer it twice a month. Now, it also depends on how much natural sun they get. If you have proper UVb lighting and they get a few hours of sun a week you do not want to use ANY D3 AT ALL. The problem is that D3 is not water soluble and builds up in their system. They can die from D3 overdose. You need to find a plain calcium that does not contain D3 or phosphorus for use on feeders that have a poor calcium to phosphorus ratio such as crickets, roaches and super worms.Im going to hop on this thread because I was thinking of this today. We've had a female panther for about 3 weeks now (not sure of the breed but we wanted to get her out of Petco) and a male Ambilobe for about a week and a half. Since Titus is about twice the size of Anja, we're feeding him 8-10 crickets a day and she is getting about 5. What I've been doing is dusting their crickets with Fluker's calcium with d3 every day. I do it everyday because they're both in fairly large enclosures so even though they nab a few quickly, it's usually an all day affair hunting them down so about half are undusted by the time they're eaten. Does this seem reasonable or should I scale it back?
Also, for those with more experience, is the Flukers good stuff or would another brand be better?
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Plain calcium is water soluble and hard to over do. You should be dusting feeders that have a poor calcium to phosphorus ratio with plain calcium.you are doing it right.. you do not need calcium every feeding. every other is better. You have to account for the fact that your feeders will already have some calcium.