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Brown Rice Versus White Rice

Discussion in 'What's Cooking? - Not Poison!' started by Hermies4Ever, Oct 24, 2009.

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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Hiya, people!!!

    I know people give their hermit crabs brown rice, and it is safe, and they like it, but is white rice okay???;););)
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I'm pretty sure they are both safe. You can check the safe food list.
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Ok, thanks, Cococrisp!!! Do they prefer brown to white, though???
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I use a mix of brown and tan and blackish rice. I just found a bag of it so I fed it. I never used white rice. I just did not have it around.
     
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    Sounds like brown rice is pretty popular!!!
     
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    can i plant brown rice inside their tank?
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Alex, white rice like minute rice is fine for them but it is kind of just a filler, no nutritional value, Long grain rice which comes in white and brown is better for them. you will notice the difference in the size of the grains, long grain is like the type of rice they use in Rice Pilaf and things like that, you can buy it at any grocery store right along side minute rice.
    I am not sure about planting i in the tank, it probably wouldnt grow because of the salt water, and Crabs always eating the plants.
     
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    CoolDoggy10 (Large Crab)

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    I gave my crabs white rice and 6 out of 13 ate it..
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Really? Usually all mine are molting, lol. Did they just come out during th day. Mine always eat at like midnight so I can never know who ate what.
     
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    I have never given my hermit crabs rice: brown or white. . .
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    You should try it, Alex! My guys LOVE rice.
     
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    Okay, I think I will cook some tonight. . .
     
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