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Safe Food List

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

  1. Mckenny

    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Lucky Bamboo is the decorative bamboo that they have on tables in Chinese restaurants and sell in Walmart this time of year. Their stalks are slender and green with just a few leaves and they are usually 12 inches or shorter. They will live in a small container with just water. In the Walmart they are usually sold bunched together, maybe four or so stalks.
     
  2. clover

    clover "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    oh my big sister has some of those!
     
  3. crabbyjo

    crabbyjo Suspended Crab

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    Thanks for that clarification Mckenny, that's what I thought they might be. I'm glad to know for sure now. :)

    Michael's has bamboo, they just sell it in a pack and it costs quite a bit, and I don't want that much anyway!
     
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    So... bamboo that is unlucky, but we're still unsure about pothos. Any other live plants we know of that can be used as crabitat decor/crab nibblers?


    Thanks!
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  5. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Lol! Unlucky! That's funny! I found some plants on the safe food list: tulip flowers, viola flowers, violet flowers, calendula flowers, carnation flowers, chamomile flowers, day lilies, daisies, and elderberry flowers. I'm not sure if they can grow in your tank, though.
     
  6. crabbyjo

    crabbyjo Suspended Crab

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    Spider plants, also known as airplane plants, are safe for the crabitat, but I promise you they will slaughter them lol.

    Here is some info I found on another site, at Reptiles: live plants for habitat (land hermit crabs), land hermit crabs, spider plants:
    Just remember, that if you add plants into your tat, don't use potting soil, which has ingredients that are not good for crabs. Eco Earth works quite well for them I understand, just don't expand it with salt water, plants hate salt.
    Also keep in mind that any plants you buy to put in the 'tat may have been treated with insecticides which can be deadly to your crabs. Better to pick them up at an organic greenhouse, or even grow them yourself from seeds or a cutting.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    We're gardening right now and we got impatiens! :) What part of this flower can hermit crabs eat?
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Do you have pansies? They like to eat those to. And I assume you will be weeding up some nice tasty dandelions. I feed my tortoise those. She is the little compost bin.:):D
     
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    Try just the flower itself.
     
  10. cococrisp

    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    hmmm. I might have those somewhere.
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    So it's okay to feed them flowers right from your backyard and just wash them? What do you mean, "just the flower itself."? Does that mean the whole thing or jut the roots/stem/petals/leaves? I'm pretty confused right now.:confused:
     
  12. Mckenny

    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    The flower head with the petals is what I believe she meant. That's what I do, just break off the flower from the stem. They do like dandelion leaves, but be sure to wash them very well. I only pick them from a safe place, IE: make sure no pesticides have been sprayed around them, no animals peeing on them (that's what I have to watch out for), no dead flowers, etc.:)
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Thanks! I gave them impatiens yesterday but I don't know if they ate any petals or not.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    My turtle just ate 7 dandelions!:):D And my crabs really like them too!:):D
     
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    Thanks crabbyjo :)
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Can hermit crabs eat prunes?
     
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    Yes they can have those.
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    SOrry but what does a prune look like.:eek:
     
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    It's like a normal fruit but it's dried in the sun so it's all shriveled up and wrinkly :)
     
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    cococrisp "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Oh. Those sound funny looking. I don't think I've ever seen a prune. Maybe I just though it's a weird fruit or something.:confused:
     

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