Do I need to soften "hard" foods?

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Do I need to soften "hard" foods?

Post by Maddamay32 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:11 am

Do I need to cook "hard" foods like beans, lentils, potatoes, etc? I figured the wouldn't be cooked in the wild but just wanting to make sure before I test them out on the crabbies.
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Re: Do I need to soften "hard" foods?

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 pm

No need to soften them up. Their pinchers can do a good job of breaking up food.
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Re: Do I need to soften "hard" foods?

Post by Xenocrab » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:51 am

The humidity in the tank adds moisture to the hard foods.

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Post by Motörcrab » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:02 pm

I try things both ways to see if they have a preference.

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Re: Do I need to soften "hard" foods?

Post by JenniferRallison » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:55 pm

I just grind everything up powder like and serve dry and then I give a smaller dish of fresh foods everyday

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Post by Xenocrab » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:59 pm

I grind up lentils and pinto beans into a powder using a coffee grinder.

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Re: Do I need to soften "hard" foods?

Post by PinchersAndShells » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:58 am

I’m a vegetarian - so I usually just give the crabs the beans I soften for myself. :)
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