Ok, let me give some background on my little froggy friends before I ask my questions. My sister gave me her 2 D. azureus. She was feeding them fruit flies 3-5 times per week with the Herpivite sprinkled on every meal. Since reading so much conflicting information during my research, I haven't been adding any supplement to the fruit flies. I figured it's better for them to get just naked fruit flies than to get a supplement that can harm them. I have had my little frogs since 7/2.
Question 1: I am very confused about the phosphorus in supplements. Some sites(and the guy at the reptile specialty store) say they shouldn't have any phosphorus at all. But the supplement I've been recommended Rep-cal Herpivite has a calcium to phosphorus ratio or roughly 2:1. What is the proper calcium to phosphorus ratio? If no phosphorus is best, what supplement would you recommend instead of the Herpivite?
Question 2: My frogs were only getting the Herpivite and no calcuim/D3 supplement at all. Is there any danger in just starting them on the calcium/D3 or do I need to ease them into it since they haven't had it before?
Thank you and may the Fourth be with you!