HOW TO FEED FRIDAY 2: As promised here is another balanced Prey Model raw meal with all the instructional fixins. Feel free to tag anyone who may be curious or confused. Let's get started!
I weigh ~70lbs and eat between 2% - 6% of body weight per day depending on what I'm doing. Today we'll prep a basic 2% of body weight meal. 2% of 70lbs=1.4lbs
1st we dump the imperial system because the metric system actually makes sense.
1.4lbs equals 635grams
Of that 635g ~10% will be edible bone, ~5% liver, ~5% other organ, and the remainder will be ~80% lean muscle meat, fish, an occasional egg, and maybe a little fruits and veggies (>10%) if you so choose.
I always start with my edible bones because they are two things in one - meat and bone (hence the term raw meaty bone). For this meal we are using turkey neck. A turkey neck is ~42% edible bone. I need 10% edible bone, so 10% of 635 = 63.5. We'll round up and say 64g of bone. Now, because the bone is part of the neck and can't be separated, we'll calculate to figure out just how much total turkey neck I need. Take 64 divide it by .42 and you get 153. That means you need 153 grams of turkey neck in order to get the 64g, or 10% of edible bone. The remaining 58% is counted towards our meat content.
Pic 1. 165g of turkey neck. (Close enough for me. I have no issue with extra bone)
Next we need to get our 5% liver and another 5% filtering or secreting organ. 5% of 635 gives us 31.75. So call it 32g.
Pic 2. Now our dish has 165g of turkey neck and 34g (close enough) of liver for 199g of the total 635 we're looking for.
Pic 3. Now our dish has 165g of turkey neck, 34g of liver, 35g (close enough) of kidney for 234g of the total 635 we're looking for.
Now we'll begin adding species appropriate food items until we reach the 635g total.
Pic 4. Sardines, Pic 5. Quail eggs, Pic 6. Frog legs, Pic 7. Heart (Not considered organ meat.) (Never more than 15% of the meat content.), Pic 8. Fermented cabbage and apples, Pic 9. A few blueberries until we reach 635 (sorry scale died). There you have it, a 'Balanced' meal!