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Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« on: September 18, 2013, 06:12:02 PM »
Has anyone added the Repashy Formic-Cal Plus to the rotation?
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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 07:32:41 PM »
I have been wondering about this as well. Since frogs eat ants in the wild, it would make sense they get a small amount of formic acid in their system. I'm not sure what concentrations it occurs in fruit flies and other common feeders, but I would imagine it is quite low.

With that said, what benefit would formic acid give?

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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 07:39:34 PM »
I bought some as Zack Brinks recommended. I as curious to see if anyone else has used it. I will probably cut it down a bit before using it on frogs.
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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 07:48:56 PM »
I bought some as Zack Brinks recommended. I as curious to see if anyone else has used it. I will probably cut it down a bit before using it on frogs.


For sure. Repashy's Formic-Cal has Calcium Formate as the first ingredient, and says it is 40% Formic acid. Maybe 1/4 at most concentrated.

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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2013, 11:13:45 AM »
This may be a stupid question, maybe not...

Is it possible that it could make the frogs poisonous?
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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2013, 12:55:23 PM »
Glen great observation. I would assume it would create production, it just might be the same level as in the wild since the diet is still varied from that of the wild.
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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013, 10:58:08 AM »
I fed a 50/50 Repashy Formic-Cal/ Zoo Med Herptivite today. They seemed to feed on the flies. I was looking at doing this twice a month.
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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2013, 11:16:53 AM »
I fed a 50/50 Repashy Formic-Cal/ Zoo Med Herptivite today. They seemed to feed on the flies. I was looking at doing this twice a month.

Having just found out about this new suppliment what benifit is expected from adding this to the rotation. Having read the Repashy website on it, it does not sound like something that should be willy nilly added to a suppliment rotation.

But what I haven't been able to find out what is the expected out come is using it.

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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2013, 04:58:55 PM »
Having just found out about this new suppliment what benifit is expected from adding this to the rotation. Having read the Repashy website on it, it does not sound like something that should be willy nilly added to a suppliment rotation.

But what I haven't been able to find out what is the expected out come is using it.

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Adding vitamin A supplement  also needs to be closly monitored, but needed at times. Formic acid is naturally in the diet in the wild when ants are being fed. Here is a quick article:   Formicine ants: An arthropod source for the pumiliotoxin alkaloids of dendrobatid poison frogs

Replicating a more natural diet will help on healthier frogs, tads, and future offspring.
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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2013, 05:08:03 PM »
Having just found out about this new suppliment what benifit is expected from adding this to the rotation. Having read the Repashy website on it, it does not sound like something that should be willy nilly added to a suppliment rotation.

But what I haven't been able to find out what is the expected out come is using it.

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Adding vitamin A supplement  also needs to be closly monitored, but needed at times. Formic acid is naturally in the diet in the wild when ants are being fed. Here is a quick article:   Formicine ants: An arthropod source for the pumiliotoxin alkaloids of dendrobatid poison frogs

Replicating a more natural diet will help on healthier frogs, tads, and future offspring.

Thanks Jason.....

Be interesting to see any changes if there is any after awhile of use....

Those using it I hope you keep this thread updated. Might look into adding it to the rotation.

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Re: Repashy Formic-Cal Plus
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 10:19:00 AM »
Here is some added suggested reading on Formic Acid in Dart Frogs: http://www.pnas.org/content/101/21/8045.full.pdf+html
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