Is this calcium powder safe

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Is this calcium powder safe

Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:57 pm

I saw some calcium powder online from joshes frogs website. I was wondering if it was good and safe for my hermit crabs. It says it only contains Calcium carbonate, honey powder. Are these things safe and non-processed with no chemicals. I really need some calcium powder soon. Any other recommended brands online

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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:14 pm

Calcium carbonate and powdered honey are both safe. We just purchased lobster and crab exo, and crushed fish bone powder off Amazon. They were both like 5 pounds each! They are actually listed under gardening for adding to soil. If you don't want to purchase bulk you can order calciums from hermit crab food shops.
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Re: Is this calcium powder safe

Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:23 pm

Thank you! I will look into that


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Re: Is this calcium powder safe

Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:37 pm

Do I use bird cuttlebone because that is the only one I can find on Amazon


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Post by JoeHermits » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:44 pm

Bird cuttlebone is fine. It’s the same as any other cuttlebone.


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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:46 pm

Thank you
A lot of the cheap ones say cuttle bone cuttlefish do you know if that works and is safe too


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Re: Is this calcium powder safe

Post by JoeHermits » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:00 pm

All real cuttlebones come from cuttlefish. So yes, those would work.


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Post by Motörcrab » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:01 pm

The bone actually does come from the cuttlefish, it looks like it's part fish, squid, and octopus. Just be sure the cuttlebone you get is actual cuttlebone. Some companies sell a processed form that is formed to a similar shape with added items.
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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:12 pm

Ok thank you so much


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:01 pm

Here's a pic of a cuttlefish from The NY Times for your viewing pleasure. ImageImage

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Re: Is this calcium powder safe

Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:05 pm

Wow that’s a strange fish


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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:06 pm

Aw, adorable!
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Post by Links » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:06 pm

Crazy smart creatures they say, but don’t live too long.


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Post by Hermielover121 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:06 pm

Lol


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:09 pm

Def cute, but weird! They are in the octopus/squid family.

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