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Edible Food List

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    Edible Food List
    Acorns (crush and soak overnight in salt water then drain before serving)
    Agave
    Alfalfa
    Almonds, crushed
    Aloe
    Amaranth (Ancient grain)
    Anchovy oil
    Apple and natural, unsweetened apple sauce
    Apricot
    Arame
    Artichokes
    Ash Wood
    Asian Pear
    Asparagus
    Avocado
    Bamboo (live plants make wonderful tank toys and grazing)
    Banana
    Barley
    Basil
    Beans
    Bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, green or purple)
    Bee pollen
    Beef, no seasoning
    Beets
    Bilberries/Huckleberries
    Birch Wood
    Bison, no seasning
    Blackberry leaves
    Blackberry and leaves
    Blackstrap molasses (unsulfured) - amazingly high in nutrients such as calcium and potassium; 1-2 times monthly
    Bladderwrack
    Bloodworms (alive or dead)
    Blueberries
    Borage blossoms (Borago officinalis)
    Broccoli and leaves
    Brown rice
    Brussels sprouts
    Cabbage (all varieties)
    Calcium carbonate powder, plain
    Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis)-Also known as "pot marigolds"
    Camellia (Camellia japonica)
    Canteloupe
    Carnation flowers (Dianthus caryophyllus)
    Caribou, no seasoning
    Carrots
    Carrot tops
    Cashews
    Cauliflower and leaves
    Celery leaves
    Cereal; Brown rice, soy, wheat or 7 grain, muesli
    Chamomile flowers
    Chard
    Cheese (be sure to get all natural varieties, serve as occasional treat)
    Cherimoya
    Cherry, Fruit and wood
    Chestnuts
    Chicken bones
    Chicken, cooked and unseasoned (smash the bone for marrow access)
    Chickweed
    Cholla wood
    Cilantro
    Citrus (all fruits)
    Clams
    Clover blossoms and leaves
    Coconut meat, shell, water and coconut oil
    Cod liver oil
    Collards
    Coral
    Cork bark
    Corn (on the cob, too)
    Cornmeal
    Cranberries (dehydrated)
    Crickets
    Crustaceans (any and all crustacea including crayfish, lobster, shrimp and other crabs)
    Cucumber
    Currants
    Cuttlefish bone, powdered
    Dairy products (milk, cheese, live-culture yogurt) **
    Daisies (Bellis perennis)
    Dandelion flowers, leaves and roots (Taraxacum officinale)
    Dates
    Day lilies (Hemerocallis)
    Duck
    Earthworms
    Egg, scrambled or soft boiled
    Eggplant
    Eggshells
    Elderberries
    Elderberry flowers (Sambucus canadensis)
    Elk, no seasoning
    Extra-virgin olive oil
    Fig (ripe fruit only)
    Fish, no seasoning
    Fish flakes w/out chemical preservatives
    Fish Oil
    Flax seeds/Linseeds (crushed)
    Flax seed oil (small amounts infrequently)
    Frozen fish food (esp. algae, krill and brine shrimp)
    Garbanzos
    Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)
    Gooseberry (ripe or overripe)
    Grape Leaf
    Grapes
    Grapevine (vines and root)
    Grasshoppers
    Green and red leaf lettuce (not iceburg; dark green)
    Green Beans
    Guava
    Hazel leaves
    Hazel nuts
    Hemp seeds
    Hempseed Meal
    Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
    Hikari products: brine shrimp, krill, crab cuisine, sea plankton (no preservatives)
    Hollyhock flowers
    Honey (organic, or at least locally produced, for anti-microbials)
    Honeybush
    Honeydew Melon
    Honeysuckle flowers (Japanese Lonicera japonica)
    Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana)
    Irish Moss
    Japanese red maple leaves, dried (Acer palmatum)
    Jasmine flowers (Jasmine officinale)
    Johnny-Jump-Up flowers--(Viola tricolor)
    Kale
    Kamut
    Kelp
    Kiwi
    Krill
    Lentils
    Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
    Lima Beans
    Liver, no seasoning
    Lobster with crushed exoskeleton
    Locusts (dead)
    Lychee fruit (fresh; no kernel)
    Macadamia nuts
    Madrona wood
    Mango
    Mangrove (small live trees can be obtained on eBay, use in water basin)
    Maple leaves
    Maple syrup
    Marion Berries
    Mealworms
    Millet
    Milk thistle flowers (Silybum marianum)
    Mint (but not peppermint!)
    Moose, no seasoning
    Most organic baby foods
    Muscadine (grapes)
    Mushrooms
    Mussels
    Nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum majus)
    Nectarine
    Nettle (wilted)
    Nettle, stinging (pour boiling water over leaves first)
    Oak Leaves and bark
    Octopus
    Okra
    Olive and olive oil (extra virgin)
    Oranges
    Oysters
    Pansy flowers and leaves (Viola X Wittrockiana)
    Papaya
    Parsley
    Parsnip
    Passionflowers (Passifloraceae - passion flower family)
    Passionfruit
    Pasta
    Peaches
    Peanut butter (avoid sugar, corn syrup and hydrogenated oils)
    Peanuts
    Pears
    Peas
    Pecans
    Pecan bark
    Peonies
    Persimmon
    Petunia blossoms
    Pineapple
    Pistachio nuts
    Plankton
    Plantain
    Plum
    Pomegranate
    Popcorn (unseasoned, unflavored, unbuttered)
    Pork, no seasoning
    Potato (no green parts, including eyes)
    Prickly pear
    Psyllium & husks
    Pumpkin
    Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
    Quinoa (New World grain)
    Raisins (no sulphur dioxide)
    Raspberry
    Red raspberry leaves (highest bioavailable calcium source + vit. C and trace minerals)
    Rolled Oats
    Rooibus (or rooibos)
    Roquette (Eruca vesicaria)
    Rose petals (Rosa spp)
    Rose hips
    Royal Jelly
    Russian Olive leaves (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
    Safflower oil
    Sage blossoms (Salvia officinalis)
    Salmon
    Sand dollars
    Sardines
    Scallops
    Sea biscuits
    Sea fan (red or black)
    Sea grasses
    Sea salt
    Sea Sponges
    Sea urchins
    Seaweed
    Semolina
    Sesame seeds (crushed)
    Sesame oil (in tiny amounts as appetite stimulant)
    Shrimp and exoskeletons
    Silkworms
    Snails (use human food grade only; not wild snails)
    Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
    Soy and soy products (human grade; miso, tofu, etc.)
    Spelt
    Spinach
    Spirulina (complete protein and chlorophyll source; highest in beta carotene)
    Sprouts (flax, wheat, bean, alfalfa, etc.)
    Squid
    Squash (and squash blossom)
    Star fruit (carambola)
    Strawberry and tops
    Sugar cane
    Sunflower Seeds (crushed), flowers and leaves (Helianthus)
    Swamp cypress wood (false cypress, taxodium sp.)
    Sweet potato
    Sycamore leaf
    Tahini (no garlic variety)
    Tamarillo
    Tangerine
    Timothy hay
    Tomato
    Tree Fern
    Triticale
    Tulip flowers (Tulipa spp.)
    Tuna
    Turkey. no seasoning
    Turnip greens
    Venison, no seasoning
    Viola flowers
    Violet flowers (Viola odorata)
    Walnuts
    Wasa All-Natural Crispbread (Oat flavor)
    Watercress
    Watermelon
    Wax worms
    Wheat grass
    Wheat
    Wheat germ
    Whitefish
    Whole Wheat Couscous
    Wild rice
    Worm castings
    Zucchini (and zucchini flowers)*

    *This food list is mainly adapted from Summer Michealson and Stacey Arenella's book,
    The All-Natural Hermit Crab Sourcebook, and expanded on by Julia Crab and others

    ** After extensive tests in several EH member tanks, it has been discovered that dairy items are not lethal to crabs. In fact, most crabs really enjoy cheddar cheese, live-culture yogurt, and the occasional drink of milk. While extended long-term testing is still underway, there has been 8 months of trials with no harm to the test crabs. For now, dairy is acceptable, once every 30 to 60 days as a treat. It should not be relied upon as a food base.
     

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