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New Experiment on Vitamins and Calcium
#1
i been trying for close to 3 weeks and i have better results on this experiment i been putting calcium and vitamins on the water that i spray on the tubs whit a rotation of one day a week each its a liquid metod and i mix of each media cup 1/4 of tea spoon of rep-cal Multivitamins and 1/4 of tea spoon of repcal calcium so i keep my fruit flys whit more compleate vitamins and calcium whit out to dust the fly's. males are more active and energeric on call colors still have it bright if some one try before this it will be good to heard a input.

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Juan Urbieta
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#2
Those are some really nice looking Bastimentos !!
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#3
thanks phil that's the group that im trying this method
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#4
Very interesting experiment. A side note question though, How clean does the glass stay with the extra minerals in the water over time? Does it get a calcium build up on it?
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#5
hi Chris well for example i spray 2 times a day abryday and i try Monday in the morning the calcium and the next week i used the vitamins i dont dust the fruit flies i prepare the media whit the repti-cal supplements i mentioned before and about the built in the glass i don't see non because i only spray low amount of calcium and vitamins
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#6
so what is the ratio for water: calcium and vitamens?
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#7
Help me understand this. So are you spraying the whole vivarium one time one week with calcium water mix, and then
one time the next week with vitamin water mix? SO in the past 3 weeks you have done this a total of 3 times?
-Dan
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#8
yes but don't forget to mix whit the media 1/4 of tea spoon of calcium and 1/4 of tea spoon of vitamins im using rep-cal i try it whit a pair of escudos for 2 months and now im trying this method whit the bastimentos im using 2 droops of each one im not saying that this method its perfect but to me i see them more active frogs

ps. 2 drops for one gal.
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#9
Pretty spiffy frogs to run an experiment on.

I may be wrong but I think I've read where adding calcium and extra vits to media doesn't do much in the way of producing extra vitamin rich flies.
brad
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#10
the resultant from the liquid is going to play hell with the glass - unsightly deposits.

Calcium is absorbed thru the underside patch of the frog - same way they soak up water to hydrate eggs and tads. It just seems to me to use the old 'go as nature intended it' here and not try to reinvent the wheel. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for innovation and advancing the hobby but this seems a little out of left field.

Calcium absorbed by frogs walking on clay in vivs is the 'cutting edge" stuff we are at right now. Again, please don't take this the wrong way and let me dissuade you from your experiment. I just want to gets some opposing viewpoint stuff out there to help /advance the whole shebang.
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#11
The only form of calcium I use to spray on the frog is calcium gluconate, and that is ony when they first arrive as their muscles need it badly. The calcium power is unlikely to be taken up so easily, an might not be working at all. I'd be more concerned about keeping so many animals together, as stress is just as important.
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Philsuma Wrote:the resultant from the liquid is going to play hell with the glass - unsightly deposits.

Calcium is absorbed thru the underside patch of the frog - same way they soak up water to hydrate eggs and tads. It just seems to me to use the old 'go as nature intended it' here and not try to reinvent the wheel. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for innovation and advancing the hobby but this seems a little out of left field.

Calcium absorbed by frogs walking on clay in vivs is the 'cutting edge" stuff we are at right now. Again, please don't take this the wrong way and let me dissuade you from your experiment. I just want to gets some opposing viewpoint stuff out there to help /advance the whole shebang.

Wouldn't this be absorbed through the under skin when the leaves on the plant and floor are wet?
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BluePumilio Wrote:The only form of calcium I use to spray on the frog is calcium gluconate, and that is ony when they first arrive as their muscles need it badly. The calcium power is unlikely to be taken up so easily, an might not be working at all. I'd be more concerned about keeping so many animals together, as stress is just as important.


many frogs? they are living in a 140 QT you talking about 3 feet & 4 inches long sterilite box its equal to a almost 75 gal fish tank only little more short. and its only a trio
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