Have I been over-dusting this whole time?!

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Have I been over-dusting this whole time?!

Postby Delsoto » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:54 pm

I've had little Ori since March; 5 months old now, and it has just occurred to me I may have been going crazy with the dusting... I think.

So with his age, I'm aware of the usual schedule, and so I give him:

Mon-Fri: Rep-Cal Calcium D3.
Sat-Sun: Rep-Cal Multivitamins.

Dude is extremely picky, and while I would prefer he ate a staple of dubia, this stuff goes on his beloved crickets which I currently feed him 3 times a day.

In all 3 of those feedings, I dust the crickets.

I was recently looking through some Bearded Dragon sites, and even some questions on here, and have learned that I should have actually only been dusting them in 1 of those 3 feedings...

... Does that sound right?
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Re: Have I been over-dusting this whole time?!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:58 pm

Only dust one time same w/ the vitamins- once per feeding--
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Re: Have I been over-dusting this whole time?!

Postby Delsoto » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:11 pm

Once per feeding, so does that mean I've been doing it correctly and just continue as normal?
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Re: Have I been over-dusting this whole time?!

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:17 pm

No meaning only one time per day -- your feeding 3 times only dust once same w/ the vitamins and yes your over supplementing
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Re: Have I been over-dusting this whole time?!

Postby Delsoto » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:26 pm

Ahhhh, I feel terrible. I forgot where I learned that I should be dusting every feeding and I wish I would have looked that part over more.

Poor Ori. I'll be sure to only dust them in only 1 of his 3 feedings from now on. Thanks much!
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Re: Have I been over-dusting this whole time?!

Postby WinFam01 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:57 pm

I started out making our girl crickets look like powdered donuts until I found it should be a light dusting. At least we are both on the right path now!
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