Cuttlebone

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Cuttlebone

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:09 pm

Does cuttlebone lose it's nutritional value after a while? How often should it be replaced?
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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by wodesorel » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:13 pm

Since it's calcium and mineral salts, it stays good until it's eaten.

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Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:25 pm

I've noticed if you wet it (which this was by accident) it turns like mushy idk but that's the only time my crab was actually eating it for a while ..... random post

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Post by wodesorel » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:39 pm

I've had some stay solid and some dissolve in water. I don't know what the difference is myself.

There's been chunks floating around my turtle tanks going on six months now, and are still solid.

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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:45 pm

wodesorel wrote:I've had some stay solid and some dissolve in water. I don't know what the difference is myself.

There's been chunks floating around my turtle tanks going on six months now, and are still solid.
O LOL OK ! thats funny !!

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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:57 pm

Thanks everyone!
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Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by Kitkat7 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:38 pm

Mine loved it at first but then lost interest. I wondered the same thing...did it lose some of its properties? I dunno

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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by curlysister » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:30 pm

If you just leave it in the tank, they will go back to it when they want it. I just poked it into the sub and left it. It has been gradually getting smaller in size, so I know they do eat it. I need to get a new one next time I am in the city!
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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by Hermie escape artist » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 am

Mines loved it first ..
have you's tried a skeleton support calcium mix ... my crabbie loves it and like the cuttle bone but maybe better idk .. pic included.. feel like could b better then the cuttle bone.. better meaning in nutrition Image

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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by scuttlecrusty22 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:18 am

:huh:: Where is the best place to purchase cuttlebone?
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Re: Cuttlebone

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:35 pm

scuttlecrusty22 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:18 am
:huh:: Where is the best place to purchase cuttlebone?
In a petstore bird section.
raising son's dog, Dante. Husky/hound.
Raising daughter's hermit crabs, Shelder, Paras and Derek. Added 2 more of my own (of course) Pete and Stryper. Former mommy to 2 guinea pigs and beloved cat, Nissi

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