NEKTON-Rep-Calcium-Pur+ is a highly effective calcium supplement with minerals, enriched with trace elements without vitamin D3 to prevent calcium defi ciency and its secondary diseases. It supports optimum development and maintenance of the skeleton and promotes a healthy calcium metabolism in all reptiles and amphibians. NEKTON-Rep-Calcium-Pur+ does not contain vitamin D3 and specially developed for animals that are suffi ciently supplied with UVB light in the terrarium or free-living animals with suffi cient exposure to the sun (about 10 hours). These can produce the body‘s own vitamin D and therefore do not need an extra portion of the vitamin D3 in the product. Otherwise our NEKTON-Rep-Calcium+D3 is recommended.
Reptiles and amphibians need less food than mammals because they have relatively low energy requirements. It is therefore more important that the food contains all the necessary nutrients. This also includes minerals and trace elements. In addition to quality food, these substances must be added.
One of the most important supplements is calcium, which is very important not only for eggshell and bone formation, but also for other vital processes (such as muscle contractions). The calcium content in the feed is usually very low. The food insects in particular lead to a calcium defi ciency if they are not supplemented.
Since the animals also take up additional calcium in the wild, it must also be offered in terrarium. Females and growing animals in particular have a higher calcium requirement.
In order for the body to be able to utilize calcium, reptiles and amphibians need vitamin D. This can be supplied through appropriate supplements or can be formed in the skin of the animal with the help of UVB radiation. There is no need to provide supplemental vitamin D through the food if the animal is offered the right amount and quality of UVB radiation. If healthy animals are suffi ciently exposed to UVB radiation, there is usually no vitamin D defi ciency. Vitamin precursors ingested with food (these are found primarily in plants, muscle and adipose tissue of animals) are converted under the action of sunlight (or UVB radiation) and heat in the skin into a precursor of vitamin D3 and fi nally in the kidney tissue into the active form of vitamin D3.
The required amount of UVB radiation (intensity, lighting duration) depends on the animal species. Desert-dwelling species, for example, require much higher levels of UVB radiation. With a suffi cient supply of vitamin D, optimal calcium absorption in the digestive tract can be expected.
Available sizes: 30 g, 65 g, 120 g and 550 g
0.25 g NEKTON-Rep-Calcium-Pur+ per 1 kg of body weight daily, or 1.5 g once a week. One level measuring spoon (enclosed) corresponds to 1 g NEKTON-Rep-Calcium-Pur+.
Not soluble in water, suitable for pollination of food / feed animals / green food.
This supplementary feed should only be fed to reptiles to 5 % of the daily ration because of the over complete feed higher content of trace elements.
Storage: NEKTON-Rep-Calcium-Pur+ should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C.
DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!
Recommendation: Disinfect drinking vessels and food containers daily with NEKTON-Desi-Care to guarantee hygienic and clean feed!
Keep away from children
Contains 2 amino acids
Calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate
Ca 38 %, Mg 0.022 %, Na 0.03 %
Nutritional additives per kg:
500 mg Eisen (Eisen(II)-sulfat, Monohydrat), 492 mg Zink (Zinksulfat, Monohydrat), 250 mg Mangan (Mangan(II)-sulfat, Monohydrat), 145 mg Kupfer (Kupfer(II)-sulfat, Pentahydrat), 20 mg Jod (Calciumjodat, wasserfrei), 16 mg Selen (Natriumselenit)