Originally Posted by MKF
Can you exclusively use Cal+ for dusting? I see some people feed Vit A once or twice a month and I thought Cal+ had that in it, so why the need to supplement a few times a month?
Based on the specs on the bottles, there is 10x as much vitamin A per pound in the Repashy Vitamin A Plus as there is in the calcium plus. So its a big boost of Vit-A when it's used. Obviously, using this at every feeding would be a bad idea since Vit-A accumulates.
I'm pretty firmly in the once or twice a month crowd and not just when frogs are producing eggs. On this board there are quite a few cases of "short tongue syndrome" or "sticky tongue syndrome" where the frogs aren't producing enough mucous, which is a manifestation of Vit-A deficiency. On the contrary, I don't see many instances of Vit-A overdose despite all the people cycling in Repashy VitA+ as part of their supplement schedule.
Is Cal+ enough by itself? Probably if you are good about storing/replacing and your frogs don't wait around for the flies to groom themselves of the bulk of the dust before eating. But for nine bucks every six months, I think its a good idea to err a little on the side of excess Vit-A and avoid the potential deficiency.