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Post by JoeHermits » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:24 pm

Allium tend to have strong scents and flavors, but there’s no evidence that they’re toxic to crustaceans. Garlic, an allium, had been used as a feed supplement in marine crustaceans for ages.


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Post by LoveTheEarth11 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:25 am

Hello. I was wondering if the calcium carbonate and calcium gluconate are safe for crabs? I have some 'reptile munchies omnivore mix' and all the food ingredients are safe but IDK about the calcium...
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Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:34 am

Yes, they are. Calcium carbonate is what cuttlebones are made of.


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Post by CrabbyChelle628 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:37 pm

asiankanye wrote:I found a protein powder in my pantry, but I’m not sure if all the ingredients are safe. From what I saw, I think the ingredients are safe but I’m not for sure.Image


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The stevia is what I would be hesitant about.


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Post by CrabbyChelle628 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:39 pm

asiankanye wrote:So I was wondering two things, both of which I half know the answer to. The first thing is whether hermit crabs can have the spiky gumballs of sweetgum trees, as I have a lot of these in my backyard. I'm just a little paranoid that I'll run out of food and I won't be able to order food in time. I think the answer to this is no. The second question I had was if hermit crabs could have quaker's simply granola cereal mix. I feel like they can, but I just need to make sure. It's made from oats, raisins, honey, and almonds. I know that honey is sweet, so I'll feed this sparingly to the hermit crabs if I can feed it. These are the ones I'm talking about:
https://www.quakeroats.com/products/col ... nd-raisins
Even though honey is sweet they absolutely love it. It is a natural form of sugar.


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Post by GotButterflies » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:18 pm

I grow organic stevia in my garden, and have given it to my crabs with no issues.
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Post by LoveTheEarth11 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:08 pm

JoeHermits wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:34 am
Yes, they are. Calcium carbonate is what cuttlebones are made of.


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Post by asiankanye » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:26 am

What kinds of coral are safe? I'm thinking of buying some off of here:
https://www.shells-of-aquarius.com/coral.html
but I don't know which ones are safe.

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Post by asiankanye » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:03 pm

halp ples


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Post by musicalhermies » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:54 am

This is kind of a weird one but mealworm sheds?

I breed mealworms for my reptiles, and they shed their exoskeletons a lot as they grow. I throw them away constantly but I wondered if that would be a good calcium/chitin source for the hermits?

The mealworms are fed wheat bran (substrate), vegetable scraps, and plain calcium powder.


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Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:29 am

asiankanye wrote:What kinds of coral are safe? I'm thinking of buying some off of here:
https://www.shells-of-aquarius.com/coral.html
but I don't know which ones are safe.
Many specimen corals are bleached or otherwise chemically treated to make them look nice. If you can’t confirm that they’re untreated you may wish to look elsewhere.


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Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:30 am

musicalhermies wrote:This is kind of a weird one but mealworm sheds?

I breed mealworms for my reptiles, and they shed their exoskeletons a lot as they grow. I throw them away constantly but I wondered if that would be a good calcium/chitin source for the hermits?

The mealworms are fed wheat bran (substrate), vegetable scraps, and plain calcium powder.


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The sheds are fine and are a good source of chitin. You can also feed them the bedding and castings, as well.


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Post by HappyHermit0916 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:41 pm

Is plain shredded coconut safe?????
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