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How is this as a kibble?

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  1. imported_NotaMallard

    imported_NotaMallard "Preparing For First Molt"

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    I have a split household. Every once in a while for three or four days I go to my dad's house. My crabs are at my mom's. During those three or four days I can't expect my mom to cut up fresh food or rehydrate things (she has fibromialga, a debilitating disease). So I decided to make an almost-complete kibble. All my mom has to do is make sure there's food in the dish, which is a lot easier on her.

    Ingredients (in no particular order):
    Pinto beans, lentils, salmon, bloodworms, tubifex worms, egg, chicken, rabbit, octopus, parsley, potato, red pepper, green pepper, sweet potato, carrot, spinach, banana, coconut, black mushroom, oyster mushroom, seaweed, cactus, calcium supplement, rose hips, rooibos, spirulina powder, bee pollen.

    How is it? Is it lacking in any food groups? I could add more fruit if I have too little. I need people's opinions!

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    Maybe some barks or leaves. But even if you don't add those in to the kibble, you could feed them to them when you are back at your moms.
     
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    imported_NotaMallard "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Thanks! Maybe I'll leave a small oak branch in there. For the chitin, correct?
     
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    The wood would be the celluose. The chitin would be leftover exos from shrimp, lobsters etc.
     
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    imported_NotaMallard "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Ooooooh... I'm sorry. All these words get mixed up in my brain. Thanks! :oops:
     
  6. chryss

    chryss Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hi - So it appears you grounded it all together huh? Everything is dry right? Just curious - I would love something like this for occassions when I am not around as well.
     
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    imported_NotaMallard "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Yep, I used a spice/coffee grinder for most of the things, and added the smaller stuff later (i.e. bee pollen, fried egg bits). The crabs like it too, I gave it a test run while I was there and saw a few at the dish. And my mom appreciates the simplicity.
     
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    Sarah The Hermit Crab "First Molt In Progress"

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    I would add some more fruit in there,Dehydrated chunks if you can.Maybe a little more color too,it looks a little bland.I think the crabs would get tired of powder after a while,they need to be able to take things apart. :smallhi:
     
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    imported_NotaMallard "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Alright, I'll chop up some papaya. It's colorful and it's fruit. Probably a dash of dehydrated river shrimp too, for variety. Thanks for the feedback!
     
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