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1st time recipie-tips?

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by cluelesscrabber, Apr 2, 2006.

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  1. cluelesscrabber

    cluelesscrabber (Micro Crab)

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    i want to limit commercial food use as much as possible because of all the stuff in the ingredients that could contain ethoxyquin and other bad things and such. any tips on a complete, non-messy recipie?

    thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. BL00DYMARY

    BL00DYMARY "First Molt, A Success"

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    Not messy? Sorry, can't help you there.


    Actually, I find that oats and/ or corn meal makes a good base to blend with some of the stickier ingredients (peanut butter, baby food, fresh fruits etc..) Makes it a little drier.
     
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    Becca (Small Crab)

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    All of mine are purees. If you don't think purees are messy...

    Fruit Fantasia
    1 cup Coconut (fresh and oh so hard to crack)
    1 Mango
    2 Apple slices
    10 grapes
    1/3 of a banana

    Vegetable Veg-Out
    10 grape tomatoes
    handful cauliflower
    2 average pieces of brocolli
    handful spinach leaves
    2 chopped baby carrots
    1/4 of a bell pepper
    one egg shell

    Lots of people use baby food and organic peanut butter, which are quick and easy to do.
     
  4. crazeecrabber103

    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    Non messy stuff right here!

    Yellow corn meal
    Green seaweed
    Dried coconut
    Dried Carrots
    Dried pumpkin
    Crushed rolled oats
    Freeze dried plankton and bloodworms
    Crushed walnuts and peanuts
    Crushed egg shells (for extra calcium)

    I offer this in a seperate dish 1-2 times a week.It's got lots of nutrients that hermies need to stay healthy.[​IMG]

    I now have every Kaytee healthy topping available,so you know I'm gonna go crazy with that stuff too.LOL I'll post if I come up with more recipes.
     
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    cluelesscrabber (Micro Crab)

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    ok. luv the suggestions! about crazeecrabber's recipie; does it have enough nutrients to become a regular diet? if not, what can i add to it?
     
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    crazeecrabber103 (Small Crab)

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    I don't think it's nutritionally complete, but there's lots o' good stuff in there for the crabs. Try not to offer it more than twice a week(the hermies will get bored of it and ignore it),and always have something else on the side(preferrably something fresh) like meat, shrimp exo, fruit, or flowers.

    Foods like meat(it can be served raw, but it's best to cook it) are great sources of additional protein.
    Flowers are a good source of Vitamin A,and oily(natural) foods like coconut and sesame seeds keep their exo bright and healthy.
    Seafood is a must--especially seaweed and any sort of crustacean. The chitin in crab/lobster/shrimp exo has chitin which is something that helps hermie's exo harden after molting.
     
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