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Menadione

Discussion in 'What's Cooking? - Not Poison!' started by hermit_crabs_rule, Nov 5, 2005.

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  1. hermit_crabs_rule

    hermit_crabs_rule "Never Molted"

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    While I was researching ethoxyquin,I read stuff somehting about menadione(I never heard of it til now).
    this is what I found:
    A food addictive
    If injested,it coudl cause skin irritation.Should NOT be used to treat bitamin k deficiency
     
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    chattykathy (Micro Crab)

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    [​IMG] could you please send me more on this subject please, i want to make sure im not giving my crabbies anything that hurt them. i also signed the wal mart petition, i live in far northern utah , and our wal mart does not sale the crabbies , however they do place beta fish in cups , and i know the manager personally in our store, we live in a very small town. we are going to move them out of those cups, i was sick about it . thank you for bringing this to my attention. chattykathy.
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    Menadione is ...I believe (need to look it up [​IMG] ) a synthetic form of vitamin K. But then again, I haven't really looked into it. I just recall hearing it in the past. Off to research... LOL

    Okay, so maybe it's not synthetic. Here is a link about for starters.
    http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/vitamins/pages/vitamink.html
    in which case I shouldn't think it would be harmful. Julia?
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    The little research I had time for this morning lists menadione as synthetic (which I recommend avoiding) AND toxic. EMedicine says it is no longer used to treat Vitamin K deficiency.

    It's best to get vitamin K from diet:

    Food sources of vitamin K

    Vitamin K is found in leafy vegetables, cheese and liver. It is also found in asparagus, coffee, bacon and green tea.

    http://www.anyvitamins.com/vitamin-k-info.htm

    Of course the crabs shouldn't have the coffee, bacon or green tea, and cheese only once in a blue moon.
     
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    kuplakrabs "Second Molt, A Success"

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    You rock Kerie! I thought I had read somewhere that it was synthetic, but couldn't remember where. I have had so little time lately to be online and my lousy computer keeps crashing, so I'm glad you were able to find some info on it.
     
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    hermitcrab2005 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    the place that i read about it said that it causes skin irritation.Would that affect hermit crabs?
     
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    Kali_Ma (Small Crab)

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    There's no way of knowing what a known irritant would do to a crab's delicate system.

    when in doubt, leave it out. When it comes to feeding crabs, natural sources of vitamins are far superior to synthetic ones.
     
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