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by Jedi Sena
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Shopping, Stores and Reviews
Topic: Hermit crab patch questions
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Hermit crab patch questions

The Hermit Crab Patch is a great place to find all sorts of product from many individual vendors! I'm so proud to be partnering with them to offer Crabotanicals! Love working with Tammy!
by Jedi Sena
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Leaf harvesting
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Leaf harvesting

Even rotting fallen leaves have nutritional value for crabs. I would risk the pests and not bake the leaves personally. Nowadays we are moving toward adding natural bacteria to the substrate instead of sterilizing everything. There are kind of two camps. I've done both and there are benefits to both...
by Jedi Sena
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Trees on my land to use MULBERRY? & about PEPPERS!
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Trees on my land to use MULBERRY? & about PEPPERS!

My crabs have been eating mulberry leaves and bark for many years without any harmful effects. If it can be gathered from a safe place where pesticides and chemical fertilizers have not been used, then it is perfectly safe. The tree parts have a lot of natural latex, but hermit crabs eat a LOT of th...
by Jedi Sena
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Endive safe for hermies?
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Endive safe for hermies?

Endive is safe.
by Jedi Sena
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: A little confused
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: A little confused

Sadly, this myth has been resurrected again in certain circles, but the trial was completed and reported on Jan 1, 2006. Dairy is beneficial because of the calcium and protein (casein). It is unlikely that hermit crabs would ever encounter milk and cheese in their natural, unpolluted environment. Ho...
by Jedi Sena
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Member who sells food?
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Member who sells food?

Glad they liked the puffed millet!
by Jedi Sena
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: What to do if your hermit crab isn't eating
Replies: 7
Views: 2422

Re: What to do if your hermit crab isn't eating

A great way to see if they're eating on the sneaks (because they often prefer privacy) is to smooth out the substrate around the dish and then check for footprints in the morning. Also, sometimes they're eating substrate and tank decorations instead of the foods you're offering.
by Jedi Sena
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Want to add avocado, other veggies
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Want to add avocado, other veggies

I have a really high quality avocado oil.
by Jedi Sena
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Molting
Topic: Molting signs
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Molting signs

Fingernails are worn down (a newly molted crab has long black fingernails and hairy legs).
by Jedi Sena
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: New Crabs and New Crab Owners
Topic: New crabber, new crabs, but not first time
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: New crabber, new crabs, but not first time

Congrats! and welcome! When you do your research and get in the groove, keeping hermit crabs is very rewarding!
by Jedi Sena
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Not eating or drinking??
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Not eating or drinking??

They've been through a lot when you first get them, so they need time to recover. Offering quality food is important...even if they haven't regained their appetite, because you want their first meal to be epic! And they may eat on the sneaks (possibly at night) for a while too.
by Jedi Sena
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Hermit crab safe?
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Hermit crab safe?

I'm not crazy about how "fortified" it is. Adding vitamins in those quantities just don't make sense to me, if the food base is high quality. I'd rather have whole foods than individual vitamins and minerals because whole foods have thousands and thousands of phyto-nutrients. Do the crabs eat it on ...
by Jedi Sena
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Wood?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Wood?

Depends on the type of tree. Some are toxic and some are excellent crab food! And it is best to collect bark or wood from pristine areas where there aren't a lot of sources of pollution, no chemical fertilizers, and absolutely NO bug repellents.
by Jedi Sena
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Rabbit poo
Replies: 13
Views: 1818

Re: Rabbit poo

Sounds like a great thing to offer. Something they'd find in the wild. If the rabbits eat a lot of alfalfa, then I bet there are some really good nutrients left over in the poo with the addition of good bacteria from the gut. (That's why it makes such great fertilizer too.)
by Jedi Sena
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Food
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Flowers

"Wild-harvested" and "wild-crafted" are good terms to see when shopping for flowers for hermit crab food.