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leftover food- wasted

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:28 am
by ciaraalston
What do y'all do with any dried foods that are left over? i usually dump it because it's kinda clumped up together, but i feel like i'm wasting so much food. The isopods don't eat much at all, and what i add to the tote takes a few days to disappear. Any suggestions?

Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:44 am
by p2gg86
Hi, the method I am using is use a measurement set. I measure how much leftover by using different measurement spoons until I find the right amount to feed. Just like preparing food for us human. We can do same for the crabs

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Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:48 am
by ciaraalston
p2gg86 wrote:Hi, the method I am using is use a measurement set. I measure how much leftover by using different measurement spoons until I find the right amount to feed. Just like preparing food for us human. We can do same for the crabs Image

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I think I'm over feeding. I only have 1 up, my E, but I'm scared that I won't put enough out and I'll have some come up during the night without any food. I worry too much sometimes I think lol

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Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:57 am
by hermiwormi
Unfortunately, I do end up tossing it out, unless it's still good enough to be eaten. I always do end up throwing some uneaten food away, it seems almost inevitable unless you begin to feed smaller portions of food...

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Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:02 am
by ciaraalston
hermiwormi wrote:Unfortunately, I do end up tossing it out, unless it's still good enough to be eaten. I always do end up throwing some uneaten food away, it seems almost inevitable unless you begin to feed smaller portions of food...

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The food that's still good, do you add it back into the tank or save it and serve later?

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Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:55 am
by ha_haley
I don’t normally have a ton of leftovers because I’ve cut back on how much I feed and started changing food dishes daily, but what I do have leftover I normally dump on the sub. Either the crabs eat it or the isopods do because it’s always gone within a day or two.


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Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:32 pm
by GotButterflies
I would definitely cut back on your feedings until you have some come up :) No sense in wasting it! :)

Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:07 am
by ciaraalston
Thanks yall! I changed food out tonight and cut back on portions. I guess I'm just so anxious to have them come back up! Haha

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Re: leftover food- wasted

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:22 am
by hermiwormi
ciaraalston wrote:
hermiwormi wrote:Unfortunately, I do end up tossing it out, unless it's still good enough to be eaten. I always do end up throwing some uneaten food away, it seems almost inevitable unless you begin to feed smaller portions of food...

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The food that's still good, do you add it back into the tank or save it and serve later?

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Might sound gross but, if it's still good, I add it back and they seem to eat the older food more quickly