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Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by vckums, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. NotaMallard

    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    I'm looking around for hermie safe stuff in my dad's tea basket. Here's some things I'd like to find out about that aren't on either list:
    Star anise
    Green tea
    Black tea
    White tea
    Chicory root
    Cassia
    Lemongrass
    Ginger root
     
  2. vckums

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    Star anise-
    Illicium floridanum (also known as purple anise, Florida anise, stink-bush, or star-anise) is an evergreen shrub native to the south-eastern United states especially Florida and Louisiana.
    It is a close relative of the Chinese star anise but it is not edible.

    Green tea-should be ok. I use green rooibos which is a green tea leaf. The black and white tea you'd have to see what it is exactly.


    Cassia-
    Cassia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    You've got to figure out which one it is.

    lemongrass-
    Cymbopogon is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is a tall perennial grass. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass, fever grass or Hierba Luisa amongst many others.
    I was told no, but if you do a food trial keep us posted.
     
  3. drk_paramour

    drk_paramour "Never Molted"

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    do you know if they can eat all parts of the Pomegranate or just the seeds?
     
  4. vckums

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    They would probably eat the pith, not sure about the rhine.
     
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    drk_paramour "Never Molted"

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    does anyone know about water chestnuts and if they are safe?
     
  6. NotaMallard

    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    Alright, thanks so much! I'll try the green tea. The black and white tea just says that on the package, the rest is in Chinese. And I think the cassia is this:
    Cinnamomum aromaticum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And another question. What about hominy/grits?
     
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    Are they the chestnuts people roast? If so yes, people have fed them those.
     
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    If there's nothing in the hominy or grits, only safe ingerdients, then yes.
     
  9. drk_paramour

    drk_paramour "Never Molted"

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    lol no it called water chestnuts and they are used in a lot of Asian dishes, they are a type of veggie
     
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    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    The only place I can think of that you can get water chestnuts is in a can, and in cans metal can leach into the food and make it poisonous. So I think that's a no go, regardless of if the food itself is safe.
     
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    Jedi_sena (Micro Crab)

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    Water chestnuts are safe, but canned foods are a concern. I feed the whole pomegranate. I've never seen them eat much of it, but it is all edible.

    Oh, when feeding pomegranates, avoid using the little "belly button" ( I call it) because there is often mold inside that part.
     
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    drk_paramour "Never Molted"

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    Thanks, I cut up the pomegranate and put a section in each tank, they seemed kinda interested, and one crabby picked out a seed and was munching lol, made sure to not use the 'belly button' too
     
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    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    I have yet another safety question: cactus. I know it's safe for them to eat choya wood, which is basically cactus, so cactus itself is alright, too, right? I bought a little thing of freeze-dried cactus with no additives at my local pet store, it's made for tortoises. I'm assuming it's safe, but I need to make sure.
     
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    Jedi_sena (Micro Crab)

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    Not all cacti are acceptable because some are very poisonous like pencil cactus, but the stuff humans and tortoises eat aren't toxic. I hope that helps you decide. I think nopales or prickly pear cactus is okay. I've offered blossoms from jumping cactus and didn't get any takers. Let me know if you make a brilliant discovery...
     
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    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    Alright, thanks! It says it's very high in calcium, which is great. I'll rehydrate some and see if they like it. If they enjoy it I might get some fresh cactus pears.
     
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    I have found that my hermies particularly enjoy the stringy things on the inside of the banana peel....
     
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    NotaMallard "First Molt, A Success"

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    Cool, yet another thing I can ask my parents to save for me instead of tossing.
     
  18. MrCrab

    MrCrab Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I was looking all around for this! thanks for this list!! :):):D
     
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    Organic very important!

    anybody who is going to give their hermies red bell pepper for their color you need to make sure it is organic because norm peppers are grown with pesticides and chemicals and human food you feed them should be ORGANIC!
     
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    Crabfan09 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    AHHHH!!!! I totally accidentally fed my crab bad penut butter...I wasn't even thinking and gave him jiff!!!!! What do I do?
     

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