Cuttlebone question

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Cuttlebone question

Post by hermie3 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:46 pm

Hi there!

New crab owner here. I see many sources saying cuttlebone should be available. When I look online to get some, I see it listed in the bird care section. It looks like a piece of bone/stone-like material. Is this what I am looking for? And how do I feed it to the crabs- just put the hunk into the tank? Grind it up? Is this something that should be made available daily? Thanks!

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Re: Cuttlebone question

Post by curlysister » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:26 pm

Yes, that's exactly what you are looking for!
You can grind it up if you want, but many of us just stick the whole chunk in the sand. Like a surf board (or tomb stone according to MotorCrab!).
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Re: Cuttlebone question

Post by Hermielover121 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:26 pm

Hi yes it most likely will be in the bird stuff since that’s what it’s most used for. What I do is I leave the hole thing in the tank for them to nibble on and I take chunks off and crush it into a calcium powder with crushed shells and crushed egg shells that I sprinkle on there food. It is not necessary if u provide other sources of calcium daily but most think it is a very easy way to provide part of there weekly calcium.


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Re: Cuttlebone question

Post by Hermielover121 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:27 pm

Sorry curly I did not see your reply before I posted mine


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Re: Cuttlebone question

Post by hermie3 » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:21 am

Thank you both so much!

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