What's on today's menu & recipe sharing ~2016~

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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Nate the great » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:14 am

LadyJinglyJones wrote:
Nate the great wrote:I just threw in a small frog and a caterpillar.
Like, dried, or still squishy?
Live.

The frog was about the size of a dime.
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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Menders » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:15 am

Nate the great wrote:
LadyJinglyJones wrote:
Nate the great wrote:I just threw in a small frog and a caterpillar.
Like, dried, or still squishy?
Live.

The frog was about the size of a dime.



Do they eat live frogs? Or living food?


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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Nate the great » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:17 pm

Menders wrote: Do they eat live frogs? Or living food?
I have fed them cicadas before, and many people here feed crickets to their hermies.
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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Just Jay » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:51 am

My hermies have five dishes so they get a mix.

1: sun dried red shrimp with beef lung and some cuttle bone broken off in

2: carrots and mushrooms

3: plain yogurt with an oat/sunflowe seed/pumpkin seed/dried cranberry mix on top

4: mix greens [not lettuce just spinch some arugula and kale i think...]

5: black berries with red grapes and a little honey


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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by mool » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:24 pm

Tonight they got an organic mixture of freeze dried blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries ground up with coconut flakes, chia seeds, gogi berries and hemp hearts.


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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Just Jay » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:45 am

what is everyone's thought on dehydrated feed? i happened to see an omnivore mix where i work that only had things crabs can eat so i figured id try it. (after some opinions hahaha).

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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Rawrgeous » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:28 am

Just Jay wrote:what is everyone's thought on dehydrated feed? i happened to see an omnivore mix where i work that only had things crabs can eat so i figured id try it. (after some opinions hahaha).
Most of the foods I feed are dehydrated. As long as there are no added preservatives, and just lists whole ingredients it should be okay.


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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Just Jay » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:41 am

awesome! that is exactly what this is. just not sure how they are going to take the crickets. i guess we shall see.

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Post by Rawrgeous » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:44 am

Just Jay wrote:awesome! that is exactly what this is. just not sure how they are going to take the crickets. i guess we shall see.
Crickets are a good source of chitin, which is awesome for their exoskeleton. What is the mix called?


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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Just Jay » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:56 am

Rawrgeous wrote:
Just Jay wrote:awesome! that is exactly what this is. just not sure how they are going to take the crickets. i guess we shall see.
Crickets are a good source of chitin, which is awesome for their exoskeleton. What is the mix called?

reptile munchies- omnivore mix by zilla
ingredients:
bok choy, zucchini, breen beans, peas, bananas, carrots, crickets, mealworms and silkworm pupae.

i just did a small half spoon tonight but its one part warm water to two parts mix and let sit 5min. gonna see how this goes and they also have other diets and mixes (like fruit/insects/veggies). was super convenient tonight! (they also got a little yogurt, some oat mix that had pumpkin seeds, sun flower seeds, and cranberries, carrots and then just some mixed greens.

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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Rawrgeous » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:16 am

I think there have been others to use that mix. Let us know how they like it! :)


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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Just Jay » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:31 pm

will do! didnt get a chance to check this morning so im hoping a whole night/day will give them enough time to try something new!


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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by CrabMater » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:28 pm

Crabby faves:
Ripe banana w freeze-dried blood worms
Cilantro
Hebrew National franks
White rice
Boiled steak (saw a tug of war, had to cut in two!)
Cheerios
Salmon skin, seared in pan
MSW washed egg shell and avocado
Iceburg lettuce w FD bloodworns

HATED:
All hermit crab "food" pellets
tomato
Cucumber
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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Rawrgeous » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:02 pm

CrabMater wrote:Crabby faves:
Ripe banana w freeze-dried blood worms
Cilantro
Hebrew National franks
White rice
Boiled steak (saw a tug of war, had to cut in two!)
Cheerios
Salmon skin, seared in pan
MSW washed egg shell and avocado
Iceburg lettuce w FD bloodworns

HATED:
All hermit crab "food" pellets
tomato
Cucumber
That all sounds great. Good job on offering a variety! The only thing I'd steer clear of is the hotdogs, and any other food with added sodium/ additives. :)



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Re: What's on today's menu & recipe sharing

Post by Nate the great » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:57 pm

Just Jay wrote:what is everyone's thought on dehydrated feed? i happened to see an omnivore mix where i work that only had things crabs can eat so i figured id try it. (after some opinions hahaha).
There's a whole host of foods which are safe for hermies and can be found at major pet stores.

I use the vegetarian mix from one manufacturer and the turtle mix from another. And speaking of dried foods, I also use dried red shrimp, mealworms, crickets, bloodworms,, etc.
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