A low protein, high fiber gel for leaf, grass, flower, and veggie eating species such as tortoises, uromastyx, aquatic turtles, Mbuna fish, Silver Dollars, Goldfish. This food can be used with both land and water herbivore species.
INGREDIENTS: Dandelion Powder, Nopal Powder, Ground Grass, Alfalfa Meal, Hibiscus Flower, Stabilized Rice Bran, Ground Flaxseed, Coconut Flour, Dried Seaweed Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Watermelon, Cane Molasses, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Locust Bean Gum, Potassium Citrate, Malic Acid, RoseHips, Calendula Flower, Marigold Flower, Paprika, Algae Meal, Turmeric, Calcium Propionate and Potassium Sorbate (as preservatives), Natural Fruit Flavor, Rosemary Extract, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, Manganese Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, Copper Methionine Hydroxy Analogue Chelate, Selenium Yeast, Potassium Iodide. Vitamins: (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Choline Chloride, Calcium L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta Carotene, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement)
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 15% min, Crude Fat 3% min, Crude Fiber 30% max, Moisture 8% max, Ash 9% max, Calcium 1.2% min
DIRECTIONS: Ratio is one part powder to three parts water, i.e. 1/4 cup powder and 3/4 cup water.
Microwave: Measure water into heat safe container (I use plastic containers). Heat in the microwave until water starts to boil. Add powder and mix well. Let sit on counter until gelled, approximately 2 hours.
Stove top: Measure water into a pot and boil on stove. Remove from heat. Add powder and mix well. Immediately pour into a storage container or mold, and let sit at room temp until firm.
The finished gel can be cut into cubes, shredded, or used as a whole slab. Whatever is not used immediately should be treated as fresh food. It can be stored sealed in refrigerator for up to two weeks, and in freezer for up to six months. To adjust firmness of gel, use more or less water as desired.
JERKY: Prepare gel as above, pour into deep container, and then cut gel into ¼ inch thick slices of desired size. Completely dry in Oven or Dehydrator at 150 °F (65 °C). (8-12 hours typical).