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Growing live plants

Discussion in 'What's Cooking? - Not Poison!' started by nancy, Jan 5, 2007.

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  1. nancy

    nancy "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    This may have been mentioned before. I was wondering if it is possible to grow live plants for the crabs to munch on. I was thinking of putting some Eco-Earth in a murex shell, since I can't get a crab into one, and then planting some bird seed. I grow sprouts for my eight birds all the time. Do you think this is a safe idea for the crabs? Thanks.
     
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    Shiya "Never Molted"

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    As long as none of the plants are things that would be poisonous to the crabs, I don't see why not. Even vckums sells growable seeds in her Hermit Crab Addiction store! :D
     
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    vckums Moderator

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    Yup I do! I just grew some Chia seeds and I got my lond Indo sitting in the dish...I think he's hogging it!

    I just posted a safe food list so check it out!
     
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    Hermitz101 (Micro Crab)

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    will plants grow in play sand? I've been trying to grow some plants and haven't had much success. Vckums, are those chia seeds like the ones they advertise on TV?
     
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    vckums Moderator

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    I don't know how theyd do in sand. Can you get any forrest bedding or ecco earth? I grew my seeds in the worm castings I sell. I put some in a dish, watered it and in 3 days they grew.

    Yes they are the same!
     
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    hermiecrab101 (Micro Crab)

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    Vckums what would you like to see in the contest?
     
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    Hermitz101 (Micro Crab)

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    Cool I might try and get some forest bedding or eco earth. I just got a new tank for my hermies, it is a 20g long and has a built in pool! I'm excited about decorating and putting my hermies in it!
     
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    I want to see the pool!! I did one when I had a 55g and it was a PITB. I didnt know they made built in ones, lucky!
     
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    Hermitz101 (Micro Crab)

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    I'll try and post a picture, but it might be awhile. The tank used to be a turtle tank, so thats why it has a pool. Would chia seeds grow in bed-a-beast? I saw it at Petsmart and was wondering about it.
     
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