The Hermit Crab Patch food?

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The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by Kitkat7 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:59 pm

Anybody tried it? It does not contain harmful preservatives so is recommended to be used within 6 months. They offer a variety of meal choices, from a "basic diet" that is well-rounded, to different flavor blends and snacks. I don't have time to always be making my own hermit crab food, and also don't want to buy the perishable ingredients in bulk. Their foods really aren't expensive either. The THCP Basic Diet is $6.50 for 3/4 C. With the nice variety of ingredients that it contains, I think that's a good price. Does anybody else buy their hermit crab food from The Hermit Crab Patch? I ordered the "THCP Basic Diet" and the "Red White-n-Blue Berries" mix. Shipping was $4.95. I'll report back on my impressions and how Calypso likes it!

I added the link to their foods below and, as an example, here's a list of all the ingredients for the basic diet: plankton, meal worms, flax seed meal, coconut, hemp hearts, krill, mysis shrimp, sweet potato, chia seed meal, strawberry leaf, spinach, bee pollen, banana, sweet corn, carrot, peas, tomato, bell pepper, spirulina, oyster powder, and mineral supplement.

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Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by curlysister » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:32 pm

Yes, I order from them all the time! My crabs love their stuff. No preservatives or additives at all. I keep it in the freezer, just so it lasts longer.
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Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:29 am

Say, does anyone know what’s in the mineral supplement?


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Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by wodesorel » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:34 am

JoeHermits wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:29 am
Say, does anyone know what’s in the mineral supplement?


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Not for certain, but having recieved it with adoptions, my guess is montmorillonite clay.

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Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by curlysister » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:49 am

I'm not sure what's in the mineral supplement, but I know my crabs freaking love it. Like they will eat it until their poop is the same color, LOL.
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Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by Kitkat7 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:03 pm

wodesorel wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:34 am
Not for certain, but having recieved it with adoptions, my guess is montmorillonite clay.
I was wondering that too. THCP does have "natural mineral blend" listed as a separate item, saying that it contains "a proprietary blend of natural minerals and elements." I'm guessing this is the same thing added to their other foods?

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Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by Kitkat7 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:03 pm

curlysister wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:49 am
I'm not sure what's in the mineral supplement, but I know my crabs freaking love it. Like they will eat it until their poop is the same color, LOL.
LOL!

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Re: The Hermit Crab Patch food?

Post by Kitkat7 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:03 pm

wodesorel wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:34 am
Not for certain, but having recieved it with adoptions, my guess is montmorillonite clay.
Cool

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