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Discussion in 'What's Cooking? - Not Poison!' started by BL00DYMARY, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. Felicity Loves Animals

    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    Okay, thank you!!!
     
  2. gweebles

    gweebles "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Would bamboo plants work????
     
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    Ally (Micro Crab)

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    As long as it is real bamboo, not lucky bamboo (which isn't really bamboo at all).
     
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    BL00DYMARY "First Molt, A Success"

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    Just an update on my lucky bamboo. I have had it in my tank for months now with no problems, the crabs climb & perch on it all the time and recently a couple of them began shredding up the leaves (& I'm assuming eating it?) and they are all just fine.
     
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    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    Really? Lucky bamboo... you're hermies haven't died from it?
     
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    BL00DYMARY "First Molt, A Success"

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    Yes, in fact My avatar has a picture of Chip sitting right on a piece of lucky bamboo. It has been in my tanks for months and I have not had a single death. I really don't think that crabs are poisoned by the same things that poison cats & dogs.
     
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    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    Wow, maybe I should try, too... there's SO much times my DAd asked me if I wanted it for my crabs, and I said no... maybe next I could say yes!!
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    Lucky Bamboo is considered inedible because it is very high in oxalic acid, which blocks calcium absorption in crabs and can act as an enema.

    There are plenty of plants they can eat safely that you can use, and I suggest you avoid ones on my inedible list entirely. Research has been done on all the plants on that list.\

    It's in the FAQ at http://www.epicureanhermit.com
     
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    Felicity Loves Animals (Small Crab)

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    Thank you[​IMG]!
     
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