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dehydrated foods

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Water' started by EviIGizmo, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. EviIGizmo

    EviIGizmo Hi, I'm New Here!

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    So I've seen a lot of sites offer dehydrated hermit crab food, recently I was given a dehydrator by my mom and so I immediately thought of storing up some food for the crabs. I was wondering if anyone knew what types of foods would work well to dehydrate for the crabs.
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    I've done berries and orange slices (oranges ended up molding later on though, boo). My favorite, though, was making apple rings (the texture is nice and soft) and banana chips. Oh, and mixing up mango squishings (I made candied mango for my husband and I and used the little pieces and juice left over) and honey, putting plastic wrap over the tray of the dehydrator (cut out the hole in the middle) and drying that. Kind of like a fruit roll-up. You could do this by blending any kind of fruit together, though.
     
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    timebandit (Large Crab)

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    You can do meat, hamberger,steak,pork,chicken, dead insects.Fruit roll ups from blended fruit. Mine love them.
     
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    Emma how did you store the oranges? I always use the moisture packets with the home dried stuff. Keeps the moisture out of the food if theres any left.
     
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    LordRhal "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Just look at those same sites that sell dehydrated food... and make that?
     
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    What about vegtables? Broccli, califlauer, peas, green beans.
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    I think the problem with my oranges is that I left the skin on, and there might have been some mold in there. They were in a ziploc bag, and I didn't have any moisture packets, so that's a good idea.

    I haven't tried veggies yet in my dehydrator, but I'm sure they'd work (they won't smell as yummy as fruits drying, I'm sure).
     
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    Strawberries are the best smelling when drying. Bell Peppers make my eyes water lol The silversides and fish I do get put outside on my back table to dry. EWWWWWW :tuna:
     
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    EviIGizmo Hi, I'm New Here!

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    vckums do you dehydrate in an electric dehydrator or in the oven?
     
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