Better Bug® Gut Loading Diet # 5B45 - 6 oz

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Formula Code: 5B45
Catalog #: 1815514-145
Price: $9.99

Description:
Mazuri® Better Bug® Gut Loading Diet is formulated to contain a high level of calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin A precursors for crickets and other feeder insects which are intended to be used in the diets of other animals.

This diet is to be fed to insects in order to increase the calcium level of the gut-fill; this helps balance the calcium to phosphorus ratio of the crickets and other feeder insects when they are consumed by animals. This diet is not intended for use in breeding or raising insects.

Features and Benefits
  • Contains high level of calcium - Helps balance calcium to phosphorus ratio.
  • Contains sources of omega-3 fatty acids - To help enrich diets of insect-eating animals.
  • May improve vitamin A status of animals consuming feeder insects gut-loaded with Mazuri
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 Better Bug® Gut Loading Diet..*
  • Palatable  - Readily eaten by crickets.
  • Product Form:  Meal

    Product Size:  Available by the kg.


    Guaranteed Analysis

    Crude protein not less than
    Crude fat not less than
    Crude fiber not more than
    30.0%
    15.0%
    9.0%

    Product Sheet:5B45
    • Feed to crickets or other feeder insects free-choice for 24-72 hours. No additional supplementation is needed.
    • When this diet is consumed, the total body calcium of feeder insects is increased, resulting in a higher level of calcium being delivered to reptiles and other animals that eat them.
    • Fresh water should be available to insects at all times.
    *Research findings:
    • Odum, R.A., Bekker, K., Turski, P., Chastain, J., Paramuk, J., Pessier, A.P., Berlinski, R., Hanley, C., Hornyak, V., Herman, T., Mendelson, J.R. - Hypovitaminosis A: Are captive-bred insect prey deficient in usable vitamin A for Anaxyrus (Anura-Bufonidae) http://popfrog.org/Documents/VitaminAstudyabstract%20final.pdf
      • Gut loading diets of produce or fortified with fish oil and spirulina, as in Mazuri® Better Bug® Gut Loading Diet, fed to crickets produced significantly higher levels of vitamin A in the livers of the studied toads, while the control animals fed crickets gut-loaded with the commonly used high calcium diet had minimal, and in some case undetectable, levels of vitamin A.
      • The cricket colonies maintained on the Produce diet had a tendency to become infested with fruit flies and required additional cleaning and maintenance.

    Storage Conditions
    For best results, after removal of desired dosage ensure polybag seal is fully closed, tightly affix lid on canister or store contents of open bag in container with sealing lid. Store in a cool (75°F or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location. Adhere to the “Best if used by” date or use within 1 year of printed lot code.

    Product Sheet:5B45

    Calcium carbonate, fish meal (menhaden), ground corn, dehulled soybean meal, fish oil preserved with tocopherols, spirulina algae meal (color), chicken meal, corn gluten meal, porcine meat and bone meal, salt, brewers dried yeast, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, choline chloride, magnesium oxide, preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), rosemary extract, calcium pantothenate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (form of vitamin E), citric acid, folic acid, riboflavin supplement, vitamin a acetate, thiamine mononitrate, nicotinic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, zinc oxide, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), cholecalciferol (form of vitamin D3), dl-methionine, manganous oxide, ferrous carbonate, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite.

    Product Sheet:5B45


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