How to Make Gutload (for Insects)

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Introduction: How to Make Gutload (for Insects)


For healthy insectivorous reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates it is essential to feed the bugs that will be fed to your critters.  Here is a quick, inexpensive and easy way to make a nutrient rich gut-load for your bugs.  I use this for all of my bugs (dubia roaches, crickets, mealworms and superworms) with great success.  It is easy to store in the freezer and defrost as needed and the portions are perfect for preventing spoiling/molding.  See video description on youtube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlM9RaCBt_M) for more info and references.

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8 Discussions

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PenelopeM7
PenelopeM7

2 years ago

Can u send this to me on fb

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DragonB2
DragonB2

4 years ago

Great help

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carpenterant96
carpenterant96

7 years ago

Question: 1. Will the consistency remain solid because I worry that it might melt and drown my feeders.
2. Can you add anything to make it more pasty?

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jimmygman
jimmygman

8 years ago on Introduction

Yummy....Now you went and made me hungry....lol
Seriously....Nice video, I'm going to head to the store and get all the items needed.. Do you feed it to the crickets Frozen?? I think I will add some calcium
because I feed my crickets to my Bearded Dragon.
Thank you so much!!!

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stacyah
stacyah

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Hiya, glad you enjoyed it! I let mine defrost, the crickets avoid it if it's still frozen. A quick word of caution about adding the calcium powders directly to gut-load, crickets are sensitive to high calcium in the diet and will die more quickly. If you want to add calcium it is better to use a formulated calcium (like Fluckers calcium/water gel) to avoid any cricket loss.

Happy bug feeding!

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jimmygman
jimmygman

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

Thank You so Much... I did not know that about the calcium...
Thanks again:)