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Re: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!

Post by JoeHermits » Thu May 28, 2020 6:43 pm

craboloading wrote:Anyone ever fed coconut flour? I didn't see it on the safe or unsafe lists. It says it's just defatted coconut. Can't imagine it is harmful, put some in the food dish tonight...
It’s the same as coconut, just defatted, dried, and milled into a powder.


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Post by JoeHermits » Thu May 28, 2020 6:46 pm

asiankanye wrote:How about taro root?
I would cook it first to neutralize the calcium oxalate, which may be toxic.


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Post by asiankanye » Thu May 28, 2020 8:30 pm

Got it, thanks!


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Post by asiankanye » Sat May 30, 2020 10:00 pm

I'm not sure about this one, but what about tapioca flour? It's the flour that's used for tapioca pearls (boba). Here's the kind I have at home:
https://www.bobsredmill.com/tapioca-flour.html


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Post by 22pony22 » Sun May 31, 2020 2:17 pm

what about this food: https://www.petsmart.ca/small-pet/food- ... gid=600110. Can this be fed to hermit crabs?

I see that some people that make hermit crab food use them (MT Pet emporium) so I'm guessing they are able to be fed to hermit crabs....right?
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Re: Ask questions about food not included on lists here!

Post by asiankanye » Sun May 31, 2020 5:40 pm

It should be safe, as long as there aren't any preservatives added to it.


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Post by 22pony22 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:58 pm

Me again, I was wondering if this could be fed to hermit crabs. It's for hedgehogs.

Product Description: Delicious trail mix-style treat designed specifically for hedgehogs with some of their favorite ingredients, including mealworms, celery, and strawberries. Vita Prima Trail Mix Treat is the tasty reward hedgehogs love and fun snack they deserve! The blend of ingredients helps to satisfy foraging instincts and bring some high-protein variety to their diet.

Fun, foraging trail mix treat
High-protein treat made with mealworms (a hedgehog's favorite!)---Mealworms are my crab Happy's favourite too
A variety of vegetables, grains, and fruits complete the mix
Made in the USA
NO artificial colors or preservatives

Ingredients
Mealworms, Ground Corn, Dehydrated Celery, Puffed Millet, Dried Red Bell Peppers, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Dried Egg, Wheat Middlings, Ground Steamed-Rolled Oats, Vegetable Oil. (I looked at the safe food list and I could find almost all of them there)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 29%
Crude Fat (min) 14%
Crude Fiber (max) 8%
Moisture (max) 12%

Could I feed this to them?
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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:20 pm

22pony22 wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Me again, I was wondering if this could be fed to hermit crabs. It's for hedgehogs.

Product Description: Delicious trail mix-style treat designed specifically for hedgehogs with some of their favorite ingredients, including mealworms, celery, and strawberries. Vita Prima Trail Mix Treat is the tasty reward hedgehogs love and fun snack they deserve! The blend of ingredients helps to satisfy foraging instincts and bring some high-protein variety to their diet.

Fun, foraging trail mix treat
High-protein treat made with mealworms (a hedgehog's favorite!)---Mealworms are my crab Happy's favourite too
A variety of vegetables, grains, and fruits complete the mix
Made in the USA
NO artificial colors or preservatives

Ingredients
Mealworms, Ground Corn, Dehydrated Celery, Puffed Millet, Dried Red Bell Peppers, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Dried Egg, Wheat Middlings, Ground Steamed-Rolled Oats, Vegetable Oil. (I looked at the safe food list and I could find almost all of them there)

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 29%
Crude Fat (min) 14%
Crude Fiber (max) 8%
Moisture (max) 12%

Could I feed this to them?
I believe this would be safe. :)
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Post by asiankanye » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:58 pm

asiankanye wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:00 pm
I'm not sure about this one, but what about tapioca flour? It's the flour that's used for tapioca pearls (boba). Here's the kind I have at home:
https://www.bobsredmill.com/tapioca-flour.html

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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:13 pm

asiankanye wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:58 pm
Tapioca is made from the cassava root. It's essentially a starch that is used as a thickening agent.

I honestly don't know the answer on this one. I am always the one that plays better safe than sorry and says no. Maybe someone else can weigh in on this...
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Post by JoeHermits » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:30 pm

Cassava does have enough cyanide to be toxic to humans, but it is removed by a combination of grinding, soaking, and toasting.

Tapioca is even more heavily processed since it’s starch that has been extracted. If anything it’s almost pure starch, so while it’s most likely safe I wouldn’t use it as a primary carbohydrate since it lacks the vitamins and minerals found in less processed tubers and grains.


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Post by Hermielover121 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:43 pm

Do you think Dahlia flowers would be safe.


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Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:56 pm

They probably are so long as they haven't been sprayed with pesticides. Dahlias are in family Asteraceae with dandelions, nettles, and marigolds.

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Post by Cal » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:24 pm

Does anyone know if green onions are safe? I couldn’t find them on the lists.


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Post by asiankanye » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:56 pm

I read in another post once that green onions are actually in the allium family, which a lot of crab owners are cautious of because arthropods are not known to eat these. I would stay away from them probably.

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