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Boiled Eggs?

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by susan9347, Apr 20, 2007.

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  1. susan9347

    susan9347 (Micro Crab)

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    Hello!
    I have given my hermies egg shells before from after they are boiled. Is this how everyone else does it to kill the bacteria? Or do they give them the shell just washed? Another question is can hermies eat both parts of the egg meaning the yok and the white part? :confused:
     
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    susan9347 (Micro Crab)

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    Meant to put this in the other food section. Sorry guys
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    They should be ABLE TO It takes so long for people to answer here. I think that they will be able to eat the shell part of the egg. It will be a good source of calcium for them.
     
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    jeswwjd23 (Small Crab)

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    Egg shells are a very good sorce of calcium for the hermit crabs. i give them the shells either hard-boiled or scramble the egg, cook it and wash the shell in dechlorinated water, break it in pieces and put in the tank so they can munch on it especially when one of them has molted, i give them a few choices of calcium and much needed items after a molt.
     
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    So you can only give them the shell not the actual egg???:confused:
     
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    nancy "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I'm always leary about using egg shells as a calcium source because it's difficult to remove the membrane. Cuttlebone, I think, is better. About the egg. I make omelets or hard boiled eggs for my crabs. I feed them the egg yolk. This is a very good source of Zeaxanthin, something crabs need on a regular basis.:)
     
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    I rarely feed the egg shell, I just don't have the time to wash it and make sure alls ok with it. I use cuttlebone and other sources for calcium.

    They can have both parts of the egg.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Out of curiosity, how come they are not allowed to eat the shell membrane? If they eat the shell, the yolk and the white part, what is in the membrane that makes it bad for them?
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Well I don't really feed mine boiled eggs
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I usually use other sources of calcium, but I definitely try to give them the hard-boiled yolk at least once a week for the nutrients it provides....plus they love it!!!
     
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    I talked to Julia Crab and she said the membranes won't hurt them but she doesn't think they have any nutritional value.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Whew! I have fed them egg shells before with the membrane. I thought now I was doing something wrong - they don't seem to like the egg shells anyway though.
     
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    Mine never really ate it. I put in shrimp exo's, cuttlebone and hopefully that makes up for no egg shell.

    Silly, your crabbing skills are perfect! :)
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Thanks. My babies are still alive so I must be doing something right! LOL ...
     
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