BEGINNER: Lightly spray food before serving.
ADVANCED: Carnivores: Spray mammals and insects with 20 squirts (0.25 mL) for every 1 g (1/32 oz) of food. Spray boneless meat and gut loaded insects with 8 squirts for every 1 g (1/32 oz) of food. Herbivores: Spray vegetables and fruits with 1 squirt for every 2 g (1/32 oz) of food. Use 2–4 times more for turtles and tortoises and to increase calcium deposition in breeding or gravid animals.
EXPERT: Carnivores or Herbivores: Determine phosphorus and calcium content of the food and add according to desired Ca:P ratio. Values for common foods are available through selected reptile/amphibian references and our website, here. To increase calcium content by 100 mg, use 50 squirts (0.625 mL (1/8 tsp.)) of JurassiCal™ Liquid. For larger amounts it may be easier to measure directly; 5 mL (1 tsp.) adds 800 mg calcium. For example, if offering food that contains 410 mg of phosphorus and 20 mg of calcium and the desired Ca:P ratio is 2:1, you would need to add 800 mg calcium (5 mL (1 tsp.) of JurassiCal™ Liquid. ADVICE: The following types of food impair with calcium absorption and should be avoided: phytates (soy), oxalates (spinach) and high fat dog or cat acidified foods.