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Orange Peels?

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by Tinkerbell, Aug 3, 2009.

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  1. Tinkerbell

    Tinkerbell "Never Molted"

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    After finishing a couple absolutely yummy clementine oranges I looked at the peels and wondered if my hermies would like them. I know they aren't fond of citrus but the peel isn't really "citrus" is it? Just curious if anyone has ever tried giving a citrus peel to their hermies and how did they like it? I know some substrate is even made of degrading peel so wasn't sure.
     
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    strawberryskittle (Small Crab)

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    I dunno, I would think the only part that's really "safe" would be the whiter parts on the inside of the peels. The outsides tend to have stingy juices and other ucky stuff :/
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Crabs can actually have citrus. They tend to like it better if it's a bit older, as opposed to fresh, but it is listed on the safe foods list. I offer my crabs pineapple on a regular basis and have tried fresh orange too, but I can't say I've ever tried orange peel. I don't know if I'd try it, though, unless it was an organic product because orange/lemon/lime/etc. peels have been coated with all sorts of stuff to keep the bugs out of them and to keep them looking bright and perky so people will buy them.
     
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