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What are your crabs eating tonight?

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Water' started by Amie91280, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Tonight my babies are having:

    Ocean Nutrition Trigger Formula cube
    Silversides (thawed)
    Octopus (raw)
    Royal Gala apple chunks
    Black grape slices
    Dulse flakes
    Kelp fronds crushed
    Grey sea salt
    Rose/hibiscus cuttlebone pwdr.
    Mysis shrimp
     
  2. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Today's menu:

    ***Ground black walnuts
    ***Chopped raisins
    ***Sliced Mushrooms
    ***Baby spinach leaves
    ***Purple seaweed, powdered kelp, irish moss powder, & bladderwrack mixed with earthworm castings
     
  3. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Tonight they are having:

    Smelt (fresh frozen)
    Papaya chunks (fresh)
    Pineapple chunks (fresh)
    Coconut chunks (thawed)
    Kelp fronds (rehydrated and chopped)

    Dry dish:
    C. perlatus Food Mix
     
  4. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Woohoo! I finally found a big jar of Organic Extra Virgin Coconut oil! :dancin:

    Tonight's offerings:

    Served on a bed of organic romaine:
    Sea supper
    Kerie's molting food
    Epicurean crab cuisine
    Coconut oil (all the above were mixed with the oil)

    Topped with,
    Krill (thawed)
    Organic blueberries (sliced)
    Organic dried mango chunks
    Red mangrove chunks
    Rose/ hibiscus cuttlebone pwdr.
     
  5. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Fresh mango
    fresh papya
    fresh apple
    frozen then thawed coconut
    shrimp tails/shrimp
    crab meat
    seaweed

    EDIT: I gotta tell you, that dinner was a hit last night! i'd look in the tank every few minutes (the one on my dresser next to my bed) and it was constant motion all night. 2 would be at the seafood dish chowing with 1 or 2 more sitting and waiting. then they'd switch over to the fruit dish. it was pretty comical. there's stuff scattered all over the place. i'm thinking i did good last night.
     
  6. Crabaddict

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    Tonight my babies are having:

    Pinapple chunks finely chopped (thawed)
    Dried organic mango chunks
    Squid (thawed, raw)
    Clams (thawed, raw)
    Ocean Plankton (tahwed, raw)
    Prawns (thawed, raw)

    sprinkled with:

    Kelp fronds
    Bladderwrack
    Blackberry leaf
    Red Clover
    and, Rose/hibiscus cuttlebone treat
     
  7. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Tonight's meal is:

    King crab leg (meat and exo)
    Carrots
    Coconut flakes
    Spinach bits
    Calendula
    Bean flakes
    Chicken bone
    Chlorella pwdr.
    Honey powder
    Cuttlebone pwdr.
     
  8. vckums

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    Chicken-grilled
    fresh pineapple chunk
    fresh apple chunk
    whole mangrove
    spinach leaves
     
  9. *Kathy*

    *Kathy* Guest

    Sliced grapes
    Crushed almonds
    Honey Banana chips
    And Crabby Salsa Mix
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  10. Crabaddict

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    Tonight the babies are enjoying:
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    Papaya chunks
    Black grape halves
    Coconut chunks
    Krill (thawed)
    Silversides (thawed)
    Red marine algae pieces

    Sprinkled with:
    Organic boost
    Cuttlebone pwdr.
    Dried mango
    Dried papaya
    Dried coconut
     
  11. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    Tonight:

    Golden delicious apple chunks
    Organic raw peanuts (crushed)
    Shrimp tails (raw)
    Organic 15 grain bread
    Royal jelly honey
    Hemp seeds
    Chamomile cuttlebone pwdr.
     
  12. Crabaddict

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    Tonight my babies are enjoying:

    Banana slices
    Pineapple chunks
    Bosc pear chunks
    Smelt (chopped)
    Dried prawn
    Organic raw cashews
    Blue malva flowers
    Ocean Nutrition Formula 2 cube (algae)

    sprinkled with:
    Dulse pwdr.
    Bladderwrack
    Rose cuttlebone pwdr.
     
  13. Crabaddict

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    Tonught's menu is:

    Mango chunks (chopped to hermie sized peices)
    Red Mangrove chunks (fresh not the dried meal)
    Coconut chunks (also chopped)
    Golden delicious apple chunks (also chopped)
    Silversides (thawed then chopped)
    Ocean Plankton (thawed)

    Sprinkled with:
    Blue Malva petals
    Red rose petals
    Red Clover blossoms
    Cuttlebone pwdr.

    All drizzled with:
    Organic Tahini
     
  14. shmama

    shmama Guest

    That sounds Delicious! (what's Tahini?)

    I served mine Malt-o-Meal last night, with spirulina & boost sprinkled on top & my Straws Mowed it down! In the smaller tank, noone touched that but they ate almost all of the Epicurean foods I put in there & the seafood feast (moist little prawns that is a major fave here). I had planned on serving the dried bean mix tonight (that I had soaked overnight in sea water), but I Anihilated it in the microwave because I didn't add enough dechlor water & they got really nasty- so scratch that til I get more beans soaked. lol I end up constantly overdoing it on the food & have to throw the majority of it away, but when there is a GOOD FEASTING night, I get very happy! :blob1: So...does anyone know where to get organic olives? Some of the canned ones have added sugar &/or salt. I had some that didn't & gave them a few slices & they went bonkers over them & ate them all up, but I don't like giving canned foods so have been trying to find organic ones ever since. Petco didn't have any of the silversides in the freezer section, where do you find those usually? My crabs took a vote & said that they want to go to Crab Addict's house for dinner tomorrow. :hello: :hareiam:
     
  15. Crabaddict

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    LOL, sure they can come over anytime Diane!

    I will have to try your recipe of Malt-o-Meal. I know my staws LOVE multi grain Organic bread, so this they should like! :petals:

    Tahini is sesame paste/butter, like peanut butter only sesame is used instead. My crabs love it when its mixed with honey, and I put it on some toast for breakfast or a healthy snack for me ;D

    I purchased my silversides from Petco, although I checked the other day and they didn't have, I guess it moves quick. You can also go to your local fish market and get them Spearing, fresh Anchovie, fresh Sardines, Smelt or any little fish for that matter, and freeze it in baaggies. Try to freeze them flat as it would be easier to remove a couple each day than a whole block of fish. Also it's human grade food so you know your crabs are getting the very best. Today I went to the fish store and got some spearing for my crew.

    I never tried olives, because they have sodium in them and I don't think its sea salt either.

    Tonight the babies are enjoying:

    Shrimp tails
    Organic raw peanuts
    Krabby Trail mix
    Grey sea salt
    Ocean plankton (freeze dried)
    Banan slice
    cuttlebone

    All served over a bed of Organic field greens
     
  16. Crabaddict

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    The spoiled rottens are having:

    Spearing (chopped)
    Papaya chunks
    Pineapple chunks
    Organic baby spinach
    Prawns (thawed)
    Gala apple chunks
    Ocean Nutrition Trigger fish Formula

    Sprinkled with:
    Organic raw peanuts (chopped)
    Dulse pwdr.
    Oak bark pwdr.
    Boost
    Cuttlebone pwdr.
     
  17. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Steph got a great idea for a seafood buffet for our little guys. she has this mix thing for an asian soup and a bunch of frozen seafood. so, she decided to give everyone a little treat in celebration for our 4 new crabbies.

    Frozen Squid
    Frozen Shrimp
    Frozen Oysters
    Frozen Clams
    Frozen Papya
    Frozen Mango

    let me tell you, a few seconds in the microwave to thaw got the WHOLE house stinking. but i have to say, it did a number on the crabbies. within 2 minutes of putting it into the upstairs tank i could see them peeking out and cautiously moving out of their hidey spots. they must have been loving life because even this morning there was a lot of activity. i counted 9 of 18 crabs upstairs and 12 of 15 crabs downstairs before i left for work this morning. that's very cool :banana:
     
  18. shmama

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    :dogkiss:

    BEAN & SEA MIX

    ~Dried Bean Mix
    ~Sea Salt Water to Soak them in overnight
    ~Dechlor water to cook them in the microwave
    ~Dried Krill
    ~Dried Mysis Shrimp
    ~Dried Dulce Seaweed Flakes
    ~Dried Nori Seaweed Pcs.

    After soaking the Dried Bean Mix overnight, add about 1/4 cup of Dechlorinated water to the bowl & cover with wax paper. Nuke on High for 2 minutes then stir. Keep Nuking on High for 30second intervals & stirring well at each stop til the beans are soft enough to mash up a bit. Add in the dried fish, shrimp & seaweeds & mix up well with the slightly mushed up beans. Cool & serve. :tuna:

    I froze some of the beans in small plastic wrapped dallops before I mixed in the other ingredients so I could try different mix-ins the next time I make it.

    So far my Straws dug into it pretty well, but smaller tank hasn't yet (it's early yet). I also served a fruit & veggie salad including some orange pith, grape slices, romaine lettuce & coconut with boost sprinked around on it & some staple food in separate dishes. :elephant:
     
  19. Crabaddict

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    Wow guys! Thanks for the ideas, gotta try those out. Mental note: must buy oysters.

    Tonight I was lazy and tired all wrapped into one.

    C.perlatus food
    Coconut flakes
    Propolis and bee pollen
    Oak bark pieces
    Worm poop
    cuttlebone pwdr.
     
  20. vckums

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    Wow!!! That is a great recipe!
     

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