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Vitamise waxmoth larvae

This is a discussion on Vitamise waxmoth larvae within the Waxworms, Mealworms, Maggots, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; This is more of a question for the Pro's . If i were to sprinkle lesser waxmoth larvae culturing media ...

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Old 21st January 2013   #1 (permalink)
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This is more of a question for the Pro's . If i were to sprinkle lesser waxmoth larvae culturing media with Nutrabol or mixed it in to the medium,would this boost the calcium vitamin d etc of the lesser waxmoth itself ?
I realise isopods are a good source of calcium,and sprinkling crickets with nutrabol increases their nutritional value.But theres lots of snow here and finding isopods or buying/culturing them is a bit unrealistic at the moment.
I am feeding some of my newts hatchling crickets but when i dust them they seem to die because they are so small(must be the dust)
would sprinkling a few pinches into a lesserwaxmoth culture make them more calcium rich or kill them off,Or do nothing?

May be a silly question,thought i would ask all the same
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It might be possible if you can get the worms to eat it, this would be known as gut loading.
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Are you not able to put the dust on the waxworms themselves?



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I dont know if the dust would stay on them prior to feeding but i could mix the nutrabol dust with the honey as i mix it into the medium.That way the worms would have no choice but to ingest ,i would hope this would be passed on to the newt??



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I dip my wax worms in a small amount of water then in to the vitamin power then feed them this only works for the newts that feed on land lol I did think about injecting directly into the wax worms but the dipping works for me



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