Reptiles

NEKTON-REP
A highly valuable vitamin and mineral supplement enriched with amino acids for reptiles and amphibians.

The diversity in today’s herps means a great difference in their feeding habits. Most amphibians are carnivorous while reptiles can be flesh eaters, plant eaters or omnivorous (eating both plant and animal foods) depending on their species. No matter what form their nutrition takes, however, the most decisive factor is its components. The basic necessities in nutrients have been taken into account when formulating NEKTON-REP.

The large proportion of vitamin A (retinol) it contains is extremely important for forming the skin and mucous membranes of reptiles and amphibians. An adequate supply of calcium is also important, especially to insect-eaters as this element is usually missing in the chitin cuticle or skeleton. NEKTON-REP therefore contains a high percentage of calcium together with vitamin D3 to aid the adsorption of calcium by the animal's body. But it is the harmony and balance of the formula that make it one of the most beneficial supplements for reptiles and amphibians. Each vital substance is dosed and blended to complement and promote the other thus strengthening the entire organism.

Aids healthy bone growth. Promotes smooth skin sloughing. Helps formation of healthy skin and mucous membranes.


NEKTON-REP-COLOR
Develops deep colours and brings out faded ones.

The same formula of important vitamins such as vitamin A and D3, essential amino acids and vital mineral elements for good health and condition plus the carotenoids Canthaxanthin and Apocarotinal.

NEKTON-REP-COLOR is also in a position to prevent many deficiencies and thus help avoid health disorders.

Canthaxanthin and Apocarotinal (apo-8-carotenoic acid ethyl ester) are carotenoids, an important group of natural reddish/yellow pigments widely distributed in plants, as in tomatoes, carrots or oranges. Many carotenoids are precursors of vitamin A, that is, they develop certain vitamin A qualities in the body. This means they have a beneficial physiological value as well as enhancing colours or reviving pale and faded colours to their former beauty.

The carotenoids in NEKTON-REP-COLOR have been produced synthetically but are nevertheless identical to those the animals would find in their diet in the wild and therefore safe.


NEKTON-IGUANA
Ideal dietary supplement for Green Iguanas and other herbivorous reptiles.

Contains health-giving and life-maintaining ingredients. 13 Vitamins (in particular The B group of vitamins), 18 Amino Acids, Calcium & Phosphorus, Trace Elements.

All the ingredients in NEKTON-Iguana are in such a form that they are immediately and easily absorbed in full by the animal's organism. It supplements the daily diet with Carbohydrates, Fatty Acids, Proteins, Vitamins, Macro and Micro Elements.

Vitamins and minerals (macro and trace elements) are essential for the chemical activities of the body. Reptiles, like other animals, cannot produce their own vitamins or not in sufficient quantities and must obtain them "ready-made." If a diet is deficient in one or more vitamins this results in a breakdown of normal bodily activities and produces some symptoms of disease. An avitaminosis (vitamin deficiency) leads to the iguana's fresh green colour turning dull grey-green and can cause the points of the crest to die off. Together with a malfunctioning protein synthesis it can also lead to gout, a common occurrence in reptiles. A deficiency in any of the B group of vitamins is particularly serious as it can often result in paralysis, convulsions, impaired growth and skin problems, in particular the skin sloughing process.

Furthermore a wide variety of mineral substances are required by the body for the construction of certain tissues. Although the body is able to store some of these mineral elements, certain amounts are constantly excreted unchanged and must be replaced daily to ensure adequate reserves in times of increased metabolic activity. Of the macro elements calcium and phosphorus in particular are needed for the bones. NEKTON-Iguana, therefore, contains a balance of calcium and phosphate together with vitamin D3 to aid the adsorption of calcium by the animal's body.

This makes NEKTON-Iguana particularly valuable during such periods of stress as illness, skin sloughing, re-housing and acclimation, and has proved an excellent support during transport.


NEKTON-POLLEN-ENERGY
A natural pollen supplement of pharmaceutical quality for herbivorous reptiles.

Pollen is packed with bioactive substances, nutrients and active components directly from nature that help the organism in various ways: It has a beneficial effect on the immune system and the blood count, promotes vitality and well-being because it can boost many metabolic processes.

Mixed pollen is diverse in its composition. It naturally contains, i.a. short-chain proteins, up to 20 amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals and trace elements such as iron, copper, manganese, zinc and silicic acid (silica), in addition to phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur and calcium. It also contains vitamin C, vitamin B1, 2, 6 and 12, as well as biotin, vitamins A, D, E, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, antioxidant polyphenols such as flavonoids, natural sugars, enzymes, plant hormones and many other beneficial substances

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NEKTON-TONIC-R
Food supplement for nectar and fruit-feeding reptiles.

NEKTON-TONIC-R contains:

  • CARBOHYDRATES to give the basal metabolism added energy and boost activity.
  • PROTEINS made out of the same vegetable matter the reptile's organism is used to in its natural surroundings. In addition, 18 pure amino acids have been added to increase the nutritive value of the tonic impressively.
  • ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS to help prevent illnesses due to deficiencies.
  • VITAMINS AND PROVITAMINS, which are vital organic substances that must be present in a reptile's diet if serious and irremediable illnesses are to be avoided.
  • MINERAL ELEMENTS Any tonic has to have a high content of macro and trace elements if it is to have a far-reaching effect.

However, the value of this first-class tonic does not lie alone in the presence of all these essential components, but above all in their balance.
Particularly valuable during times of stress. Effective aid to preventing vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Excellent support during illness and/or treatment


NEKTON-MULTI-REP
Vitamin & Mineral Compound for All Reptiles, Especially Ideal for turtles and tortoises.

NEKTON-Multi-Rep contains 12 vitamins, 9 amino acids and 7 trace elements. NEKTON-Multi-Rep has been developed in accordance with the latest scientific findings and ensures the animal's basic health care. NEKTON-Multi-Rep encourages stable construction and maintenance of the skeletal system, as well as the animal's healthy growth. Signs of paralysis, such as e.g. legs tightening, are prevented by regularly administering NEKTON-Multi-Rep. Thanks for a low vitamin A concentration, this compound is particularly suited for armor-shelled reptiles and amphibians. A well-balanced ratio of calcium and phosphorous ensures a solid bone structure. To prevent and balance nutritional deficiencies and its secondary diseases, NEKTON-Multi-Rep should be supplied at least 1 x per week. No other vitamin compound should be administered whilst using NEKTON-Multi-Rep.

Amphibians and reptiles are vertebrate like their aquatic ancestors. Only a small amount from the abundance of orders, families, genera and species from prehistoric times have remained, however a total of around 9,000 species still offer a variety of shapes, colors and characteristics. Today's reptiles and amphibians can be found on all continents and reside in a wide-variety of habitats. Amphibians have not yet been able to fully break away from their ancestors' habitat. As their skin does not have sufficient protection against evaporation, they still mainly have to live in water or near it in damp areas so they do not dehydrate. Even though a few reptiles are water dwellers, their offspring evolve without this interim stage and hatch from eggs as miniature versions of their parents. In most cases, reptile embryos develop fully within the egg and hatch during or shortly after delivery. Because the freshly hatched/new born young animals breath air and also have a solid protective skin, unsuitable for letting the skin breathe, eggs and young animals must be deposited on land. The requirements that must be fulfilled to keep and preserve amphibians and reptiles are diverse. You must first learn as much as possible about the animal's natural habitat to adequately adapt the terrarium. If it is not always possible to fully recreate the natural habitat, you can also keep the animal in the best possible health and ready to reproduce.

The most basic conditions for this are: Light, temperature, air, space and nutrition. The requirements of our terrarium animals' types of food are very different. Amphibians are mostly carnivores. Reptiles are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, depending on the species. Whatever it likes, the most crucial part of nutrition is its ingredients: Carbohydrates (starch, sugar, raw fiber), fats, proteins, minerals (major and trace elements), vitamins, water. Carbohydrates supply energy. A total lack of carbohydrates can damage the composition of the intestinal flora and can result in disruption of vitamin synthesis. As concentrated calorie carriers, fats also supply the necessary energy for the animal's body. An important function of fat in the metabolism is its ability to reabsorb liposoluble vitamins and pro-vitamins. From the fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids are particularly important because they ensure the undisturbed development of the skin and scales as well as regulating the entire body's water supply. Protein substances of each food consists of different amino acids that cannot be replaced by other substances. The individual amino acids derived from food are suitable for different animals in a variety of ways to build up the body's natural proteins.

From the minerals, the following major elements are important: Sodium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium and magnesium. Also important are the trace elements copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, iodine and iron. They are crucially important for regulating the water supply and for protein metabolism. Chlorides and phosphates must be present in salts. Calcium and phosphates, in balanced proportions, are exceptionally important for bone construction and maintaining stability. The body requires vitamins to support the flow of essential processes. Vitamins resemble catalysts, i.e. they intervene with controlling the metabolism, without actually supplying energy themselves or serve as building material for constructing body cells. A healthy body can only produce a few of them itself and not always in sufficient quantities. If a sufficient quantity is not available, deficiency symptoms begin. A number of defects due to a lack of vitamins are known in amphibians and reptiles. For example, to little vitamin A can lead to eye inflammation or eye damage. Bone damage in amphibians and bone softening in reptiles is caused by a lack of vitamin D. A shortage of the B-complex vitamin is significantly involved in digestive disorders, paralysis and skin damage. To prevent such deficiency symptoms and to be able to offer the animal optimum nutrition at all times, NEKTON has developed a range of products that enable specific care with the various nutrients and active substances. A green measuring spoon is attached to each bottle of NEKTON-Multi-Rep. 1g of NEKTON-Multi-Rep corresponds to one measuring spoon.


NEKTON-REP-CALCIUM+D3
Highly effective calcium compound enriched with Vitamin D3 for all reptiles.

NEKTON-Rep-Calcium+D3 is enriched with vitamin D3 and two amino acids. It supports optimum development and maintenance of the skeleton and promotes a healthy calcium metabolism in all reptiles. To prevent and balance out calcium deficiencies and their secondary illnesses. NEKTON-Rep-Calcium+D3 can be easily blended in with crushed food. Live feed is dusted with NEKTON-Rep-Calcium+D3 for insect-eating reptiles and amphibians.

Amphibians and reptiles are vertebrate like their aquatic ancestors. Only a small amount from the abundance of orders, families, genera and species from prehistoric times have remained, however a total of around 9,000 species still offer a variety of shapes, colors and characteristics. Today's reptiles and amphibians can be found on all continents and reside in a wide-variety of habitats. Amphibians have not yet been able to fully break away from their ancestors' habitat. As their skin does not have sufficient protection against evaporation, they still mainly have to live in water or near it in damp areas so they do not dehydrate. Even though a few reptiles are water dwellers, their offspring evolve without this interim stage and hatch from eggs as miniature versions of their parents. In most cases, reptile embryos develop fully within the egg and hatch during or shortly after delivery. Because the freshly hatched/new born young animals breathe air and also have a solid protective skin, unsuitable for letting the skin breathe, eggs and young animals must be deposited on land. The requirements that must be fulfilled to keep and preserve amphibians and reptiles are diverse. You must first learn as much as possible about the animal's natural habitat to adequately adapt the terrarium. If it is not always possible to fully recreate the natural habitat, you can also keep the animal in the best possible health and ready to reproduce.

The most basic conditions for this are: Light, temperature, air, space and nutrition. The requirements of our terrarium animals' types of food are very different. Amphibians are mostly carnivores. Reptiles are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, depending on the species. Whatever it likes, the most crucial part of nutrition is its ingredients: Carbohydrates (starch, sugar, raw fiber), fats, proteins, minerals (major and trace elements), vitamins, water. Carbohydrates supply energy. A total lack of carbohydrates can damage the composition of the intestinal flora and can result in disruption of vitamin synthesis. As concentrated calorie carriers, fats also supply the necessary energy for the animal's body. An important function of fat in the metabolism is its ability to reabsorb liposoluble vitamins and pro-vitamins. From the fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids are particularly important because they ensure the undisturbed development of the skin and scales as well as regulating the entire body's water supply. Protein substances of each food consists of different amino acids that cannot be replaced by other substances. The individual amino acids derived from food are suitable for different animals in a variety of ways to build up the body's natural proteins.

From the minerals, the following major elements are important: Sodium, potassium, phosphorous, calcium and magnesium. Also important are the trace elements copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, iodine and iron. They are crucially important for regulating the water supply and for protein metabolism. Chlorides and phosphates must be present in salts. Calcium and phosphates, in balanced proportions, are exceptionally important for bone construction and maintaining stability. The body requires vitamins to support the flow of essential processes. Vitamins resemble catalysts, i.e. they intervene with controlling the metabolism, without actually supplying energy themselves or serve as building material for constructing body cells. A healthy body can only produce a few of them itself and not always in sufficient quantities. If a sufficient quantity is not available, deficiency symptoms begin. A number of defects due to a lack of vitamins are known in amphibians and reptiles. For example, to little vitamin A can lead to eye inflammation or eye damage. Bone damage in amphibians and bone softening in reptiles is caused by a lack of vitamin D. A shortage of the B-complex vitamin is significantly involved in digestive disorders, paralysis and skin damage. To prevent such deficiency symptoms and to be able to offer the animal optimum nutrition at all times, NEKTON has developed a range of products that enable specific care with the various nutrients and active substances. A green measuring spoon is attached to each bottle of NEKTON-Rep-Calcium+D3. 1g of NEKTON-Rep-Calcium+D3 corresponds to one measuring spoon.


NEKTON-REP-CALCIUM-PUR
Food supplement for nectar and fruit-feeding reptiles.

A pure calcium supplement without vitamin D3.

Suitable for reptiles and amphibians.

Animals that are sufficiently supplied with UVB light in the terrarium or free-living animals with sufficient exposure to the sun (about 10 hours) produce their body's own vitamin D and thus need no extra vitamin D3 in the product.

Otherwise, we recommend our NEKTON-Rep-Calcium + D3.

NEKTON-Rep Calcium-Pur is used to prevent and compensate calcium deficiency and its diet-related sequelae such as rickets. Highly effective and microfine, for optimum adhesion to food animals or to green forage.

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NEKTON-MSA
A special calcium supplement plus other macro and vital trace elements and boosted by vitamin D3 to help rear young animals and treat calcium deficiencies.

Mineral elements are extremely important for maintaining good health, top stamina and uninterrupted propagation. Minerals and trace elements are essential, in fact, vital substances for an animal's metabolism. As they are repeatedly secreted unchanged by the body, they must be replenished constantly by means of the diet.

Promotes bone and teeth growth. Maintains every metabolic process. Contains all the important mineral elements.

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NEKTON-GRILLEN
Complete feed for the breeding of feeder crickets.

NEKTON-Grillen-Zuchtkonzentrat is a complete mixture and contains all essential proteins of animal and plant origin, vitamins and minerals (major and trace elements). No other additional feed is needed! Slices of cucumber are recommended as a source of water. By using NEKTON-Grillen-Zuchtkonzentrat, the nutritionally-specific requirements of crickets, which feed on plant and animal matter, are taken into account. The rich, valuable ingredients develop healthy, high-quality and large feed animals as an optimal source of nutrition for reptiles and birds. The powder form encourages the crickets to ingest the breeding concentrate.

Crickets are also, like waxworms, an excellent live feed for all species of reptile and bird. They are suitable as feed for lots of animal species from the first day of their lives, depending on the size. The advantage is it is a high-quality protein carrier without a large amount of chitin. A special advantage of NEKTON-Grillen-Zuchtkonzentrats lies in reducing the high failure rate during the young animals' first molting. It is also reliably ingested by the young animals from the first day.

Our NEKTON-Grillen-Zuchtkonzentrat contains all essential proteins of animal and plant origin, vitamins and a wide range of minerals (major and trance elements). It is optimally utilized and eliminates the need for additionally feed. The cover the fluid required by crickets, we recommend using cucumber slices instead of drinking water. They serve the same purpose and are much easier to use. This therefore decreases the number of young crickets drowning.


NEKTON-DROSOPHILA
Concentrate for making fruit fly breeding media.

NEKTON-Drosophila-Zuchtkonzentrat is a prefabricated compound made from different vitamins, yeast and one colorant. With this breeding concentrate, a high-quality and effective basis for breeding fruit flies as a source of nutrition for reptiles is produced within seconds, simply by mixing it with warm water. Healthy, high-quality, large feed animals develop thanks for the vitamins contained. These fruit flies are significantly better perceived by the reptiles when feeding due to the colorant contained in NEKTON-Drosophila-Zuchtkonzentrat. Use: 1 part NEKTON-Drosophila-Zuchtkonzentrat is mixed with 1.5 - 2 parts warm water by stirring.

The fruit fly (drosophila) grow, depending on species or breed, up to 3.5 cm long and approx. 1 mm thick. The male has a black end segment, the female a brown end segment. Approximately the same-sized maggots hatch from the approx. 0.55 mm long and 0.2 mm wide white eggs, which grow to approx. 5 mm long after three molts. Breeding with NEKTON-Drosophila-Zuchtkonzentrat is very easy and does not require much effort. A new formula is prepared without cooking. Use: 1 part NEKTON-Drosophila-Zuchtkonzentrat is mixed or stirred briefly with 1.5 - 2 parts warm water (22-25 °C) - and then the breeding paste is ready. It couldn't get easier than this! No complex cooking, no odors when preparing the paste.

Adding a few drops of vinegar (fruit vinegar) accelerates breeding. The thickness of the paste can be controlled by adding water. The prepared paste will liquefy again after a few days. This is intended to provide optimal living conditions for the maggots.

The room temperature for breeding should be approx. 22-25 °C. Egg deposition by the fruit flies ceases at higher temperatures.


NEKTON-Desi-Natural
Disinfectant for surfaces, feeding equipment, toys, and habitats.

NEKTON-Desi-Natural is a tried and tested effective solution. NEKTON-Desi-Natural can be used in animal enclosures, troughs or transport boxes for quick disinfection in order to avoid infections and illnesses. NEKTON-Desi-Natural is ideal for increasing hygiene standards, e. g. for contaminated surfaces.

Further Information

NEKTON-Desi-Natural – the product was formed using the process of membrane cell electrolysis of saline solution and water and was specially developed for animal applications.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – is an effective quick disinfectant.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – has a shelf life of up to 24 months.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – the ingredients and compositions have been optimised to make it easy to use and to maximize efficiency.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – is non-toxic to humans, animals and plants.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – does not irritate the skin and is non-allergenic.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – is 100% biodegradable.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – is a highly effective disinfectant that uses a pure natural active ingredient that is adapted to the function of the human immune system.
NEKTON-Desi-Natural – is free from solvents or alcohol, aldehyde or colouring agents, fragrances or preservatives.

Application

Spray NEKTON-Desi-Natural generously on all surfaces and let it soak in for 15 minutes. Do not wipe or rinse. All treated surfaces can then be used safely.

Advantages

Free from alcohol, colouring agents, preservatives and solvents
Ready for use, storable – lasts up to 24 months
Does not irritate the skin
Does not require any safety measures when used
Safe for the environment
No development of resistances
NEKTON-Desi-Natural is the natural alternative to products, the composition of which is covered by the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV).


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