Catappa leaves

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Catappa leaves

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:46 pm

How is leaf litter a different source of nutrients than Catappa leaves? Where would be the best place to get catappa leaves?
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Post by wodesorel » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:58 pm

Every species of tree is going to have different nutrition and tannins and flavor, just like how tree nuts vary so much. The crabs always enjoy variety. :)

Indian Almond leaves are popular with betta breeders as they encourage spawning, and with terrarium owners as they are non-toxic to frogs and do not break down quickly like some hardwood leaves do meaning they stay looking picture perfect for longer.

You can find bags for sale through terrarium supply stores and through betta specialty stores. DON'T be tempted to overpay, look for deals on quarts and gallons. I have seen them for sale through major reptile companies at like $5 for four leaves! It makes me crazy the way they exploit people.

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Post by piratetoothgir » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:26 pm

wodesorel wrote:Every species of tree is going to have different nutrition and tannins and flavor, just like how tree nuts vary so much. The crabs always enjoy variety. :)

Indian Almond leaves are popular with betta breeders as they encourage spawning, and with terrarium owners as they are non-toxic to frogs and do not break down quickly like some hardwood leaves do meaning they stay looking picture perfect for longer.

You can find bags for sale through terrarium supply stores and through betta specialty stores. DON'T be tempted to overpay, look for deals on quarts and gallons. I have seen them for sale through major reptile companies at like $5 for four leaves! It makes me crazy the way they exploit people.
Yeah, those leaves are very overpriced in most places.
I bought some at first, eight inch leaves for $1.75 on Amazon!
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:43 pm

Most I've seen on ebay are shipped from other countries. I'm worried they may have pesticides.
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Post by wodesorel » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:47 pm

It's a foreign tropical species. I don't even know if it is grown in the USA.

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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:04 pm

wodesorel wrote:It's a foreign tropical species. I don't even know if it is grown in the USA.
Ok. Thanks.
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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:09 am

Not trying to advertise here- but if you are wanting to try them, I sell two organic giant leaves for $1.75 in my store.

Indian Almond Leaves are one of my crabs favorites!

They do come from Thailand. The place I buy from has them certified as organic.


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Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:34 am

GotButterflies wrote:Not trying to advertise here- but if you are wanting to try them, I sell two organic giant leaves for $1.75 in my store.

Indian Almond Leaves are one of my crabs favorites!

They do come from Thailand. The place I buy from has them certified as organic.


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Cool. I just looked it up and added to cart. How big is giant?
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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:45 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:Not trying to advertise here- but if you are wanting to try them, I sell two organic giant leaves for $1.75 in my store.

Indian Almond Leaves are one of my crabs favorites!

They do come from Thailand. The place I buy from has them certified as organic.


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Cool. I just looked it up and added to cart. How big is giant?
They are 8" long :)
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Re: Catappa leaves

Post by Hermiesguardian » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:59 am

GotButterflies wrote:
Hermiesguardian wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:Not trying to advertise here- but if you are wanting to try them, I sell two organic giant leaves for $1.75 in my store.

Indian Almond Leaves are one of my crabs favorites!

They do come from Thailand. The place I buy from has them certified as organic.


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Cool. I just looked it up and added to cart. How big is giant?
They are 8" long :)
Ok. Thanks! I just bought a few things. :D
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Re: Catappa leaves

Post by Renroc » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:38 pm

[quote="wodesorel"]Every species of tree is going to have different nutrition and tannins and flavor, just like how tree nuts vary so much. The crabs always enjoy variety. :)

Indian Almond leaves are popular with betta breeders as they encourage spawning, and with terrarium owners

My Aussies avoid these leaves totally even walking to the other side of the tank if I put them in their normal trackway. Image


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Post by wodesorel » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:27 am

So weird!! I have heard PPs go crazy for them.

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Post by GotButterflies » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:30 am

Mine go nuts over them! They even prefer them over oak leaves!
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Re: Catappa leaves

Post by mlakers » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:07 pm

My PPs go nuts for them, too, devouring the whole leaf in just a few days, and I keep a TON of other leaf litter in there. Something about these really appeal to mine.

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Re: Catappa leaves

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:54 am

GotButterflies wrote:Not trying to advertise here- but if you are wanting to try them, I sell two organic giant leaves for $1.75 in my store.

Indian Almond Leaves are one of my crabs favorites!

They do come from Thailand. The place I buy from has them certified as organic.


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Just wanted to show you how they're enjoying the catappa leaves. This 1st video looks like he's rubbing himself on it.

https://youtu.be/DlNbTr3OEEw

https://youtu.be/wxihttm2rL4
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