Has anyone tried this brand of cuttlebone?

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Has anyone tried this brand of cuttlebone?

Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:47 pm

Sorry if this has been posted or talked about. I just wanna be safe before serving it in my crabitat

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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:48 pm

You may want to get an actual cuttlefish bone, not a mineral supplement like that. They may not enjoy the flavoured supplements - I sometimes find my crabs to be picky eaters - and not get the required calcium that they need.

(Plus a natural cuttlebone most likely would be cheaper, and have very little chance for an additive to be harmful!)

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Re: Has anyone tried this brand of cuttlebone?

Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:12 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:You may want to get an actual cuttlefish bone, not a mineral supplement like that. They may not enjoy the flavoured supplements - I sometimes find my crabs to be picky eaters - and not get the required calcium that they need.

(Plus a natural cuttlebone most likely would be cheaper, and have very little chance for an additive to be harmful!)

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Thank you for the advice ! I wasn’t too sure about it :)


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Post by wodesorel » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:38 pm

The potassium iodine worries me. Crabs do need some trace in their diets, but too much iodine/iodide would be harmful. Since it's made for birds there could be more than what is safe for hermits.

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Re: Has anyone tried this brand of cuttlebone?

Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:42 pm

wodesorel wrote:The potassium iodine worries me. Crabs do need some trace in their diets, but too much iodine/iodide would be harmful. Since it's made for birds there could be more than what is safe for hermits.
Thanks for letting me know! I’m glad I asked here :)


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