Cordylus mossambicus c.b 2010

Re: Cordylus mossambicus c.b 2010

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:57 am

Thanks for the explanation Rene your English is quite clear to understand. I do not use any UVB lighting with my Varanids either due to their balanced diet of whole prey items and liver but I did not think you could get away with not using UVB with Cordylids. However it must be working if you are breeding them regularly.

I am interested in what brand of calcium and vitamins you are using? You also mention that you spray them once a week a with vitamin/calc. solution, is this a specific product designed for spaying or do you mix it up yourself?
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Re: Cordylus mossambicus c.b 2010

Postby Cordylus3 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:41 pm

Herphabitat wrote:Thanks for the explanation Rene your English is quite clear to understand. I do not use any UVB lighting with my Varanids either due to their balanced diet of whole prey items and liver but I did not think you could get away with not using UVB with Cordylids. However it must be working if you are breeding them regularly.

I am interested in what brand of calcium and vitamins you are using? You also mention that you spray them once a week a with vitamin/calc. solution, is this a specific product designed for spaying or do you mix it up yourself?


We use several types in different forms of calcium and vitamins naming the brand is usles since i expect it to have a other name in s.a ill try to sum up what we use
In powder form: for some lizards we use a calc / vit mix its specialy for reptiles but its expencive We use quit a lot off the stuff so i made some powder my self uzing multi vitamin pils with special attention to A.D3 (for humans) and calcium pils (for humans) i also put in pure calcium from cuttlefish shell to be sure the calc fosforus combination is more suteble for reptiles. The whole stuff i grind with a lab grinder to a powder fine enough to stick on the crickets/frutflies.
in liquid form i use calcium unfuus used for cattle and a multi vitamin solution also used for cattle. I know the whole does not sound very professional but it works for us, its not that i just mixed the stuff random i red my self into the needs of the reptiles/amphibians first.
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Re: Cordylus mossambicus c.b 2010

Postby Warren Klein » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:48 pm

Thanks Rene, sounds like quite a mixture you are using there. I use Centrum multi vitamin pills for some of my lizards which is also designed for humans as well as Miner-All brand calcium and vitamin supplement which is a reptile product. Do you use the calcium/multi vitamin solution every time you spray your lizards for drinking?
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