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Im Starting Food Trials!!!

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by HermitPaws, Feb 19, 2008.

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  1. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Hey everyone....
    Just thought you'd like to know that im going to start doing some food trials As to see what the crabs like the best.....

    If any of you would like to help out you can give me food suggestions of thind you arnt sure of an don't want to risk buying.

    Also my food trials will be posted on my web page in about a week or two
    ill post here again when its up. thanks
     
  2. WizKidsMom

    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Organic baby food
     
  3. krackersmom2

    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    I was wondering about some of the organic baby foods as well....like squash, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, pears etc. I net they would like the fruit best:)
     
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    Hildegarde "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    flowers - my crabs won't go near any of them

    pond scum

    I don't know if this is possible, but foods that are supposed to be used at certain times: pre-molt; post-moult-sick crab, etc
     
  5. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Pond scum????
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    My crabs don't touch baby food at all. None of 'em.
     
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    susan9347 (Micro Crab)

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    My crabs love baby food.. they eat it like 5 times a week. lol
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I wish mine would...give me something quick and easy to give them once in a while, but noooooo, they require "gourmet" meals! LOL ... :p
     
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    LSHermies (Micro Crab)

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    When I first got my crabs I gave them baby food and they loved it. Now they do not seem to touch it. Mine love blueberries, red grapes, broccolli, carrots, corn on the cob (we scraped some off yesterday and put a lot in the tank and they either drug it away or ate it all....large flat shell was empty) Mine like a mix I make...I got from here http://www.hermit-crabs.com/food.html
    2 large cuttlebones
    1 cup dried rice (any non-instant type)
    1 cup unflavored oatmeal
    1 tsp. salt, uniodized*
    1/4 cup dried plankton, krill or any other very stinky dried sealife
    2 tablespoons spirulina powder (you can buy this at almost any health food store)
    *[SIZE=-3]Do not use table salt, but sea salt or aquarium salt[/SIZE]
    ( I grinded everything in the coffee grinder for this...it is now a hermit crab food grinder though...can't get the stinky fish smell from it...lol)
    popcorn
    apple
    avacado
    coconut


    Mine would not touch...pineapple, mango, banana, squash, chicken, hamburger meat, oranges, green beans, peppers...

    The kids are just on me I can't remember...I will add if I recall any thing else.
     
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    susan9347 (Micro Crab)

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    Hahaha picky little buggers! :p
     
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    Jedi_sena (Micro Crab)

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    I think "Pond Scum" might refer to a variety of Crabotanical kibble products. It contains tamarack, cattail pollen, bloodworms, seaweed, and other good stuff. It is one of my best sellers!

    I'm very excited to see you take on this food trial's projects. I think it will be nice to have more info about what response items on the safe food list get in the crab tank!
     
  12. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    well guys it might be a LIttle while before i get any Data from my crabs,
    they all decide to burry under Very deep!!( you can see them on the bottom of the ten gal's 7 inches of subtrate!!!)
    Luckly i got some Done befor the all went down. it ill be posted in the next few days.
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    Holy "crab"....7" of substrate in a 10 gallon tank?!?!:eek: I'm surprised they don't just step right on out the top:D
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Sadly it more like "9"( Recounted) in a ten gal right now my Jumbo bri is aggressive to the little guy so i can't put them together!!( DArn)
    Im getting a new 30 for my jumbos in like a week( hafta wait for pay check and still hafta pay rent!!!) so the little guys will be getting a 20 gal long when i get the new tank.
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    More space should help:)
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Maybe Bananas,apples,small grapes,&&& orange slices.
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    Some of the resalts are up on my site now.
     
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    JessieMarie "Never Molted"

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    Mine love my dry food mix. Its the only thing that if i give it to them two days or more in a row, they gobble it up. I actually find it caked onto their BP all the time.

    1 cuttle bone
    handfull sunflower seeds
    handfull rolled oats
    5 large walnut pieces
    2tbs sea salt
    2tbs spirunila(sp? I don't have the bottle here with me)

    The recipie doesn't make a whole lot, but you could double it, I just don't have that many crabs.
     
  19. krackersmom2

    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    Your mix is siilar to my dry mix except that I throw in some dried unsulphured coconut and corn meal. I've been trying a bunch of the foods I got from my prize pack from the raffle. They love the mysis shrimp and the worm castings...they also love the calendula flower.
     
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    JessieMarie "Never Molted"

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    I throw in dried fruit sometimes as well, or change up the calcium source so they don't get bored.
     
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