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Oak and maple leaves

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by vckums, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. vckums

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    If anyone has trees and you dont use pesticides on them, I'd be willing to buy the leaves off you or trade for crab food.
     
  2. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    I have a maple tree thats never been sprayed or feed i'd be willing to send you some for free. only i dont know how to send them.( with out them drying up)
     
  3. vckums

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    dried is fine, and I will defaintely send ya something in return for them. I will PM you my address...Thanks so much!
     
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    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    no problem
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Watcha up to Vicki?! :D
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    I got tons of oak trees. I heard that oak is better than maple because it has more tannins which enhance the crabs color and also increases certain health aspects of the crab as a bonus. If I really dedicated myself in Fall, I could proboubly get you a couple garbage bags full ( and I'm talking those big force flex garbage bags too!). Thats one of the great advantages of living in rural areas.
     
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    Ms, moi up to something? hehehehe I use them in mixes and I ran out from last time.

    Switchblade, I could send you some bags to send them in. I have these huge grey bags I used last time. One person sent me some, filled hte bag and it was like $1.52 to send. I will pay you or pay in crabbie foods if you decide to send me some.
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    Sure, I'd love to send some, but can I wait untill Fall, because the oaks where I live are huge and are tough to climb and it would be easiest and I could get most if I can in Fall when the leaves fall. I'll see what I can do.
     
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    Sure!! No hurting yourself, that wouldn't be good.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    I have two different kinds of maple trees in my back yard, is there any certain kind that they can not have? Can they eat it when it is green?
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    They can eat any kind as long as its maple and yes they can eat it green but they prefer it dried.
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Thanx for the info. Do I wait until fall? How do I go about drying the leaves? Also, how do I clean the leaves, just in case they have little critters on them?:eek:
     
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    you can freeze them in a baggie for a week. That will kill anything on there. I wash with dechlor water...you can let them air dry or use a dehydrator
     
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    jtswife "First Molt, A Success"

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    Thanx, I was wondering if you can soak them in the salt water. Will that kill bugs on the leaves? Do I wash the leaves first, then freeze them?:D
     
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