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Feeding Frenzy

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by Kali_Ma, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Kali_Ma

    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    Dinner was a big hit tonight. This is about 15 minutes time lapse.

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  2. Amie91280

    Amie91280 "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    What was on the menu, Kerie?
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    It was astonishingly simple really. Tonight it was leftover free-range Napa rib roast from Xmas dinner, a button mushroom, some thawed corn, chopped red pepper, skin-on banana with a large spoonful of manuka honey,

    I think it was the honey. It's all but gone now.
     
  4. Matt

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    Yeah, I wish my feeding time was as cool as that.

    I put in a few pommegranit seeds, a slice of peel still on bananna, 2 whole grapes, sliced, a slice of an oragnge (which I ate the rest of) and a little bit of peanut butter. There has been no reaction yet. I guess my crabs are just more keen of steak, as am I!

    Anyway, it's great that you can get your crabs to react like that to food. I had one of mine take a sample of the pommegranit but he just walked into the cocohut instead of chowing down.
     
  5. *Kathy*

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    WOW!!!  :eek: I have NEVER had that many hermies at the food dishes!!!  (I think mine eat in shifts, though!)  I had four of them there at once, but that was on Thanksgiving, when they were enjoying a turkey wing, greenbeens, sweet potatoes, & pumpkin pie.
     
  6. LolaGranola

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    Dude, that's better than a dogfood commercial!
     
  7. Kali_Ma

    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    That was a first for my tank, too. The biggest reaction previously was a four-crab line at the milk dish on the first whole milk trial.

    I was really astounded by last night's reaction, which is why I took so many pictures -- there's another dozen on my hard drive that I didn't post!
     
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    Amie91280 "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    So how is the milk trial going?  Any results for us yet?
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    I just have to get the energy to write the article.

    Long story short: dairy is not lethal to crabs, and given as an occasional treat, won't harm them. They like it in fact. Extreme long-term testing still needs to be done, of course, but the basic recommendation now is once every 30 to 60 days they can have cheese, milk, or live-culture yogurt. My crabs went absolutely bonkers when I melted some cheese on a toast-creation. They really enjoyed the melted cheese.

    And for those who haven't seen it, here's proof crabs like milk:

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