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Safe Food List

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

  1. vckums

    vckums Moderator

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    Don't feed it to him again, he will be fine.
     
  2. haleye1997

    haleye1997 (Small Crab)

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    i need JUST a list!
     
  3. vckums

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    There's a list, youre in the thread the list is in. Go to the first page of this thread.

    Also, HCRU has a search feature.
     
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    haleye1997 (Small Crab)

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    my crabs hate all food!:confused:
     
  5. NitaRocks!

    NitaRocks! (Micro Crab)

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    Would stuff like Honey Nut Cheerios be okay?
     
  6. vckums

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    You have to check ingredients. More then likely there's a preservative and/or salt in it so I'd say no.
     
  7. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Does shrimp have to be organic?
     
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    just make sure if it's bagged it has no salt added. Some packages contain salt.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Just got baby food: organic chicken with country vegetables and rice. I brought the safe food list to Shop Rite so I could check the ingredients. The only ingredient in it I'm not sure about is the brown rice flour. Is it safe?
     
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    clover "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    yes it is safe. and i have the same exact baby food! apparently only one hermie likes it though she came up from a molt i put her in iso put the other hermies in iso, did a deep clean and put them all in and she went straightto it.
     
  11. crabbyjo

    crabbyjo Suspended Crab

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    Haley,
    what makes you say your crabs hate all food? Try this - put a nice little variety of protein, fresh veggies, fruit, seaweed, and grains in their food dish. Then smooth out the sand (if you have sand) around the dish. Then you can see if there are little crab tracks going to the dish! Our little crabs seem to eat so little that we can't even tell if they've been eating. If you don't have sand, pay attention to if there is substrate in the food dish the next day. That is a very good indicator that your crabs are eating!
    Also, cut fruits and veggies so that you can tell if there has been even a tiny nibble. If you put a meal type food (like some whole wheat flour, or some flax meal) in a little pile, look to see if it has even a little hole, or a line in it as if a pincer has been dragged through it. Over time, you'll start to recognize when a food has been disturbed. Often I still cannot tell, other than sand in the food dish! :)
     
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    clover "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    haleye1997,
    are you trying new foods every night? giving your hermies the same food every night will make them not want it. also you cant tell how much they have eaten. they take teeny itsy bitsy bites! and maybe they are eating while you are sleeping.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Does the broccoli have to be cooked?
     
  14. clover

    clover "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    no it doesnt it also has protein!
     
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    crabbyjo Suspended Crab

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    Laughs, no, it doesn't have to be cooked, but if it is make sure it's cooked by itself without salt or butter or other seasonings.
    I haven't tried cooked broccoli for mine yet, but they seem to like carrots cooked. :)
     
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    clover "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    mine dont prefer broccoli. they wont eat it if i put it in the tank.
     
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    Beyond bamboo, what other live plants are healthy choices for a crabitat??

    I was thinking about pothos (pictured below) as it grows like mad in humid environments and it's one of the few house plants that I don't kill. My cats eat it all the time (instead of their cat grass) and it doesn't hurt them. Snoopy, pictured in my avatar, won't touch it, but he's a finicky dragon and is very demanding in his dietary wants or dislikes.


    thanks,
    ~flamelet~
     

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    crabbyjo Suspended Crab

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    I'm not sure about the pothos, I'd like to know that too.

    As for bamboo, it's fine but be careful, they can NOT have "lucky bamboo".

    I'm actually not sure what that is, so I'm steering away from bamboo until I know for sure. :)
     
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    which chicken bones, do they need to be raw or cooked.
     
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    Cooked, as you dont want to introduce any possibility of disease or bacteria to the tank.
     

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