New Gutload

drcrossfire

Avid Member
I have been using this as a "gutload blend"

Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Butternut Squash, Papaya, Apples, Carrots, Kale, Collards, Bee Pollen, Calcium, Kelp powder

It is in order of most to least-- what do you guys think?
 

carol5208

Chameleon Enthusiast
Nice gutload except I don't think you need the calcium. You are dusting your feeders I assume and kale is high in vitamin A which is good. I said calcium before but I had to edit that.!!! It does contain calcium also along with some of the other greens you are feeding.
 
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sandrachameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have been using this as a "gutload blend"
Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Butternut Squash, Papaya, Apples, Carrots, Kale, Collards, Bee Pollen, Calcium, Kelp powder
It is in order of most to least-- what do you guys think?
Excellent choices.

Ditto to carol5208 about not necessarily adding calcium supplement to the gutload, as too much can actually kill off crickets (roaches are hardier).
 

Ace

Avid Member
damn awsome gutload, :cool:

i think yours is the simpliest list yet very affective most new owners should look at for a healthy and kickass gutload, and then add another a veggie/fuit to mix up a bit, but overall nice

and i might use your list now as a cool bloend of my own, thx:cool:;):p
 

Kenidi

New Member
I have no idea where to get some of those ingredients, but I was wondering if there were any pre-made gutloads that would work (such as repashy gutload or repashy super pig) by themselves, or with a few additional supplements.

If this is very looked down on, please keep in mind I am a total newb, and not yet a cham parent.
 

CNorton

Avid Member
How are you preparing the blend? :)

Cheers?

Luis
I wonder if you dehydrate some of the more "wet" items, can you blend them together and store them with less worry over spoiling?

I'm constantly trying to remove spoiled uneaten fruits and veggies while my dry gutload gets forgotten. Maybe I can dehydrate, blend, and store the gutload and add water to them upon feeding...:rolleyes::confused:
 
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drcrossfire

Avid Member
I have no idea where to get some of those ingredients, but I was wondering if there were any pre-made gutloads that would work (such as repashy gutload or repashy super pig) by themselves, or with a few additional supplements.

If this is very looked down on, please keep in mind I am a total newb, and not yet a cham parent.

It's kind of a labor intensive mix, so I actually make it in big batches for me and a few of my friends and freeze it. We call it "bug booster"-- lol.

If you need some help I can spare a pack or two to get you started (it lasts a while). Send me a PM if you're interested
 

Ekaj13

New Member
It's kind of a labor intensive mix, so I actually make it in big batches for me and a few of my friends and freeze it. We call it "bug booster"-- lol.

If you need some help I can spare a pack or two to get you started (it lasts a while). Send me a PM if you're interested
Freezing it will take away a lot of nutrition.
 

drcrossfire

Avid Member
I've done a lot of research and have seen no evidence to support this- has anyone found any good sources that supports this?

I do know it can leech b vitamins out of greens, but that is why I added bee pollen.
 

sandrachameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have no idea where to get some of those ingredients, but I was wondering if there were any pre-made gutloads that would work (such as repashy gutload or repashy super pig) by themselves, or with a few additional supplements.

If this is very looked down on, please keep in mind I am a total newb, and not yet a cham parent.
My belief is that making your own is better, in that you can thereby control what nutrients you are offering. Most premade gutloads arent very good, or include preformed vitamin A and D which you may like to have finer control over. Fresh fruit and veg provide hydration, in addition to nutrition, and the nutrients in fresh foods tend to be somewhat more bioavailable that those from supplements.

more info on gutloading:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/75-feeder-nutrition-gutloading.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/425-may-2011-gutload.html
 
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Kenidi

New Member
It's kind of a labor intensive mix, so I actually make it in big batches for me and a few of my friends and freeze it. We call it "bug booster"-- lol.

If you need some help I can spare a pack or two to get you started (it lasts a while). Send me a PM if you're interested
Thanks! I will send you a PM!
 

wsidepinoy

New Member
I wonder if you dehydrate some of the more "wet" items, can you blend them together and store them with less worry over spoiling?

I'm constantly trying to remove spoiled uneaten fruits and veggies while my dry gutload gets forgotten. Maybe I can dehydrate, blend, and store the gutload and add water to them upon feeding...:rolleyes::confused:
i actually started a thread about that lol i may be trying it in the coming weeks
 

drcrossfire

Avid Member
So I got a few people interested in some of my special recipe :D

I think Im going to make some more this weekend, so if anyone else is interested send me a PM and I'll just make some extra!

A kitchen can only get so messy :cool:
 

Dabugman

New Member
It's kind of a labor intensive mix, so I actually make it in big batches for me and a few of my friends and freeze it. We call it "bug booster"-- lol.

If you need some help I can spare a pack or two to get you started (it lasts a while). Send me a PM if you're interested
Can you describe what you do a little more? Do you grind it all up? How? What is the consistency when it defrosts?
 

drcrossfire

Avid Member
Can you describe what you do a little more? Do you grind it all up? How? What is the consistency when it defrosts?
I wash it all, run it through a blender, then freeze flat in bags. There is enough liquid that all I do is break off pieces and put it in the corners of my gutload container. When it defrosts it looks like a pile of mush, but doesnt get very runny:
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It was a lot easier than chopping up new vegetables every day, and it has the variety I wanted.
 
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