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Strawberry crab needs color back

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  1. katiekrabbie

    katiekrabbie Hi, I'm New Here!

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    So I have 4 strawberries and my newest one besides having a cracked leg is almost white. The people I bought them from do not know how to care for them hence why this one in particular has lost his color and he limps sideways. They gave him or her to me because they didn't know how to care for the crab. Anyway I have purchased the strawberry food supplement but what else can I do to help his/her color return?

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    Here's a link that has a food list.

    http://epicurean-hermit.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=121

    This list contains foods that are moderate to high in beta carotene:

    apricots
    bell pepper of any color, red being the highest in carotenids
    blueberries
    broccoli
    cantaloupe
    carrot
    chard
    cilantro (raw)
    collard greens
    dandelion greens (raw)
    fava beans in the pod (raw)
    grape leaves (raw)
    lettuce (dark varieties, not iceburg which is nutritionally empty)
    mango
    papaya
    parsley (raw)
    passionfruit
    peaches
    peas
    persimmon
    pineapple
    pumpkin and squash, and seeds (dried)
    snap beans (raw)
    spinach
    spirulina
    seaweeds and microalgaes
    sweet potato

    Astaxanthin is another carotenid found in shrimp and krill and red seaweeds, that the crabs also use.

    Tannin is also a color booster. Dried oak or sycamore leaves, or raisins help provide this substance.
     
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