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Freeze dried foods

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by hermie 5, Mar 14, 2008.

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  1. hermie 5

    hermie 5 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    I have a question about the freeze dried foods, do you put it in water
    or just give to to the crabs as is? There is not much of a smell to it so wondered if the crabs would be attracted to it.:confused:
     
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    momofboyz (Micro Crab)

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    I've wondered the same thing. I've tired feeding my crabs freeze dried blood worms before, but they really don't seem interested. They'll skip those for other things that I feed that day.
     
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    You can soak in dechlor water or add the dried foods to a wet meal
     
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    hermie 5 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Thanks for the advice and thanks for the order!!! I loved all of the little extras it was like hermie x-mas!!! Is the tiny sand dollar calcium? What ever it is, the crabs seem to like it, its always in a new spot.
     
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    Welcome! Yes the bisquit is a great source of calcium for them. Glad they like it!
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Cool!! I was wondering the same thing about the sanddollar!! Isn't Vckums store just awesome??!!! I LOVE ordering from her! She is very generous with the samples!! I really appreciate it because then I know what to order next time!!!
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    :)My crabs are enjoying all the samples I got in my prize package from Vicki (vckums). I'm trying out the coconut oil and red palm oil tonight. I was wondering about the pasta and dried beans.....do those things need to be moist?...could I use the oils to moisten them? They love the smelly mysis shrimp....the first anchovie I put in lost his head pretty quick. I'm having a great time experimenting......they absolutely love the worm castings!
     
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    hermie 5 "Preparing For First Molt"

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    My crabs also LOVE the worm castings, its almost like they roll in it like a dog. It is everywhere!!!
     
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    You can crush the pasta and beans and soak them in some oil or dechlorinated water to soften them.

    I like the coconut oil. It smells soooo good. When I do some dry foods I will heat up some and mix it into the foods. It tends to draw the crabs out of hiding.

    LOL Speaking of anchovy, I put in 2 of the really big ones I got. I went in the next morning and I saw the bowl empty. I was like YEAH! Then I look around the tank to see what crabs are out, what do I find half burried in the sand? An Anchovy. It's butt end was sticking up out of the sand. Sigh.....Thats gonna leave a smell. LOL
     
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    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    I'll sometimes add coconut oil or cod liver oil to attract them.
     
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