After years of people with herps raving about how well Miner-All worked, everyone was demanding a comparable vitamin formula to use with it. Sticky Farms knew the world was full of reptile Vitamins which we were unsatisfied with. Dusting vitamins was questionable because ingredients we needed to use, like beta carotene, would not work well in a dust form. The beadlette that was needed to keep the beta carotene stable when exposed to oxygen, is far too large to stick to any feeder prey. We know reptiles of many species are sensitive to excessive amounts of synthetic Vit. A. Gut loading beta carotene is a great and safe way to introduce Vit. A into a food source.