Mega Roach Gut Load delivers a nutrient-rich, densely packed meal to your animals. It’s designed for Dubia roaches, and it contains the vitamins, minerals, and macro, micro, & phyto-nutrients insectivores need for good health.
Our goal is to make insects loaded with Mega Roach Gut Load as close as possible to those found in the wild while also providing extra helpings of the vitamins and minerals so often deficient in captive insectivores.
Our premium Dubia roach chow serves as a base for Mega Roach Gut Load. From there we add ingredients that contain vitamins, minerals, and other substances. We pay particular attention to the “nutrients of concern” for captive insectivores, and we use whole foods when possible. Only after reaching their natural limit do we add vitamin and mineral supplements.
The result in a Dubia roach gut load with a range of beneficial nutrients as they might occur in the wild. For example, instead of just calcium powder, Mega Roach Gut Load also has calcium from chia seeds and alfalfa. Rather than just beta carotene, it has other carotenoids from dried carrots and kale. Rather than just vitamin E, it has gamma-tocopherol from walnuts and alpha-tocopherol from almonds. You get the idea.
We made Mega Roach Gut Load for use with our own animals. It is rich in the following nutrients:
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Sea Salt & Minerals
- Vitamins A, B12, D3, and E
Nutrition for your animals
This is a true gut load. As such, it is not meant to raise or sustain roaches. Always feed Dubia roaches a diet of fruits, vegetables, and/or roach chow. Do not attempt to raise them on this (or any) gut load.
The ideas behind Mega Roach Gutload
The best sources of nutrition for insectivores are wild insects. These almost always have undigested plant material in their guts. In captivity, some nutrients need supplementation, but we can apply this principle to create a better insect gut load.
This is because insectivores evolved eating partially digested vegetation along with the insects. It follows that they probably need need at least some vegetation for optimum health. Further, the idea that insect digestion improves nutrient bio-availability is also reasonable. It seems unlikely that insectivores get nothing from the partially digested plant matter they consume. On the other hand, it would make a lot of sense if their health depended on this second-hand meal. Health problems are rampant among captive insectivores, which seems to support this theory. Clearly, something is missing from their diet.
We chose ingredients for Mega Roach Gut Load in part on this theory. We also referenced nutrition data from herpetological and other scientific research. All ingredients survived a rigorous testing regimen involving our roaches and our animals.
Mega Roach Gut Load compliments our Dubia roach chow. We designed and tested it with Dubia roaches, but you can use it with other feeder roaches or crickets.