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Supplementing?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Andee, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Andee

    Andee Member

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    Do T's need supplementing? Like calcium dusts at all? I know certain species of insects do, like certain more finicky millipedes etc. So just want to check ^^
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    No, Ts need no supplements in fact too much calcium can be harmful to them.
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    Interesting... do you know what specifically happens with too much calcium? or what causes it to be harmful?
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    It is thought to cause loss of fangs and bad moults although it has never been proved. The amount of calcium in gut loaded crickets etc. isn't going to affect the T in any way so there's no worry there.
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    Ah ok ^^, I gutload my insects very well and my T's as all my insectivores will eat multiple types of insects offering many different nutrient levels ^^, yay!
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    calcium slows down the process of creating chitin :)
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