Newest gutload

Kaizen

Chameleon Enthusiast
Well folks, here’s what we put in our latest gutload:

10lbs of high calcium greens:
- collards
- dandelion
- mustard
- watercress
- escarole

other veg:
- butternut squash
- sweet potato
- carrot
- red bell pepper
- pumpkin

fruit:
- papaya
- prickly pear
- apple
- grapefruit
- blackberries
- blueberries
- pineapple
- banana

powders:
- hibiscus flower powder
- blueberry powder
- bee pollen
- spirulina
- chlorella
- alfalfa powder
- mulberry leaf powder
- repashy superload

All blended together to make 10 gallons of green muck, then frozen into ice cubes, and vaccu-sealed.
 

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Flick boy

Chameleon Enthusiast
Do you defrost the cubes when or what when needed. As I only have 1 turtle I buy fresh fish and devide into cube portions.
 

Kaizen

Chameleon Enthusiast
Do you defrost the cubes when or what when needed. As I only have 1 turtle I buy fresh fish and devide into cube portions.
Honestly, I just wake up in the morning and grab 10 cubes, go out to the greenhouse and put 3 each in with the dubias and orange heads, 2 with the snails, one with the surinams, and one with the crix. Most are nocturnal, so the cubes are thawed by the time they’re actively feeding.
 

Flick boy

Chameleon Enthusiast
I had thought about blending stuff up for feeders the other week rather than individual foods . Do you have a ratio (obviously) like that you would recommend
 

Kaizen

Chameleon Enthusiast
I had thought about blending stuff up for feeders the other week rather than individual foods . Do you have a ratio (obviously) like that you would recommend
I do my best to stick with the ratios recommended on this forum. Roughly: 65-75% high calcium greens; 25-15% other veg; 5-10% fruits; 5% powders.

To be clear, I play pretty fast and loose with the rules, so please consult as many sources as you can. Also, I boil all the high calcium greens first. You lose some water soluble vitamins, but also up to 70% of the oxalates. My goal is always, high calcium, high carotenoids, a good spread of vitamins.
 
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