Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

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Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by sarcasticLynx » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:08 pm

After getting one of those bags of random sea shells and picking out the usable ones, I'm yet to figure out what to do with the rest them. I have a few where the shell slit is too thin to be worn, but I could stick a few pieces of food in there. I was wondering if they would actually use it or if anyone has experience with it. All my crabbies are under the soil so while I wait for them I'd love to figure out some things that would keep them occupied.
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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:00 pm

You could try it out, adding smelly foods (like shrimp, mango and the like) would certainly increase interest or success! If you do it, we will love to hear how it went - it may take multiple goes before its successful.

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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by sarcasticLynx » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:11 pm

Alright when they're back up I'll try to post some updates on how it goes!
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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:36 pm

As far as unusable shells with holes; you can crush them to use them as calcium.
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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:47 am

GotButterflies wrote:As far as unusable shells with holes; you can crush them to use them as calcium.
Where do you put the pieces that are crushed?
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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Make a tiny pile on the substrate, or place them in a separate calcium dish


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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:27 pm

GotButterflies wrote:Make a tiny pile on the substrate, or place them in a separate calcium dish Image


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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by Moonlightdreams » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:43 pm

I might do it too! Could you just add it to their food, or should it be separate?
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Re: Using unusable shells as puzzle feeders?

Post by piratetoothgir » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:05 pm

Moonlightdreams wrote:I might do it too! Could you just add it to their food, or should it be separate?
I would say you can do both, but I am going to mix mine with eggshell.
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