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Hibiscus poisness for Hermies?

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

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  1. Tox

    Tox (Micro Crab)

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    Hey everyone.
    Just wondering, is the Orange Lagos Hibiscus ok too feed too Hermies? I read that one type, is. But are these?

    And also, or just normel clovers ok? I read they were. Just wondering all.

    Thanks.
    Love Scarlet xx
     
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    Crabbybeach (Medium Crab)

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    Ummmmm well ummmmmm maby. Ask VCKUMS
     
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    LOL I am not the know all...WHen I had questions about things to feed the crabs, I asked Kerie(Julia Crab) how to determine if plants were safe. She said to google it like this:
    (plant name) + toxic
    You can even do
    (plant name) + pesticide

    Go through the links that pop up. If there's nothing that shows it toxic to anything you can do a feeding trial, but only if you feel comfortable doing so. Keep a log as to how much was fed, the date and then dont try it again for like 3-4 months. Note anything such as dropped limbs, crabs acting weird, deaths etc.
     
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    choppylikespringles3 "Never Molted"

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    you know that is the best thing i have seen so far but how do we know that it is not bad for the crabs?
     
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    vckums Moderator

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    Some crab owners will do feeding trials. There is a risk ofcourse.
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I though Hibiscus of any kind was bad for hermies?
     
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    choppylikespringles3 "Never Molted"

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    when i saw that i started lookng up plants and stuff and chose what i believe is a pretty good rule of thumb " If i can't have it they can't either" should i stick with that because some animals can eat what we can't
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    I don't know... I wouldn't risk the life of my hermies over a flower. I would just feed them something else, but thats just my opinion.
     
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    Hibiscus is safe for crabs. I've used this kind in my food mixes and it's perfectly fine. Hopefully it helps others out with deciding.

    Also known as- Hibiscus sabdariffa, red sorrel, African Mallow, Indian Sorrel, Jamaica Sorrel, Jamaica Tea Flower, and Roselle.
     
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