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Old 18-04-2009, 02:51 PM
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I'm gettin leo's probably before June, and was planning on feeding mealies as a staple, people advised to leave the mealies in over night in a bowl and change them every day, but won't the mealies just wriggle the supplements off themselves before the leo's eat them ?

Am I just best off hand feeding 'cause then I know they are taking the supplements?

If so what is the best way to hand feed them? I heard to give them as many as they will take in 15 mins or something?


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Hey!!

I dust my crickets everyday and give them 15-20mins to eat and take out what they have leftwith the meal worm bowl, when the Leos go to eat them they also get a mouthful of cal/vit dust i dont change the bowl everyday.
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I don't leave a dish in the viv with mealies, i hand feed them all, either locusts or mealies, or both.
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Hey!!

I dust my crickets everyday and give them 15-20mins to eat and take out what they have leftwith the meal worm bowl, when the Leos go to eat them they also get a mouthful of cal/vit dust i dont change the bowl everyday.
Thanks for the reply

so I just leave a layer of calcium on the bottom of the bowl ?

then what do I do about the vitamin days? do I just empty the calcium and put nutrabol in for two days ? or can I mix 5 parts calcium 2 parts vitamins and put that in every day ?

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Thanks for the reply

so I just leave a layer of calcium on the bottom of the bowl ?

then what do I do about the vitamin days? do I just empty the calcium and put nutrabol in for two days ? or can I mix 5 parts calcium 2 parts vitamins and put that in every day ?

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I mixed the vits with the cals powder so its all in one pot, much easier i put the vit and cal mix into the meal worm bowl, mine always have a meal worm bowl in their vivs.
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I mixed the vits with the cals powder so its all in one pot, much easier i put the vit and cal mix into the meal worm bowl, mine always have a meal worm bowl in their vivs.
okay thanks a lot
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oh and can I just ask, if any one knows - how often do you need to change the calcium in the dish ? does it go 'off' or can it just be left there until it has been eaten?

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My leos are just over 3 months old and I'm feeding them crickets, mealies I leave in a dish and change them every other day, but they don't seem to touch them. They seem to enjoy catching crickets more at night time. Soon as I put the crickets in they eat them, I dust 8 crickets (as I have 2 baby leos) and watch to make sure they eat them! They usually do as they try to attack the box the crickets are in lol. Dunno how you'd go about dusting mealies tho.. I'd be scared they'd have too much supplement!
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people advised to leave the mealies in over night in a bowl and change them every day, but won't the mealies just wriggle the supplements off themselves before the leo's eat them ?

I found with keeping them in a pot that they tend to re-cover themselves plus the reason I change the mealies everyday is to make sure that the mealies in the pot are fresh and well gutloaded

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Am I just best off hand feeding 'cause then I know they are taking the supplements?
I don't handfeed (with the amount I've got I'd be there all day and night lol) and mine get their supplements just fine ~ they also get a work-out/keep fit chasing livefood as opposed to becoming couch potatoes

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