Kilimanjaro's Guide to Hermit Crab Nutrition

For any and all questions about feeding, diet and different foods. Questions and posts about purchasing from stores should be made in the Shopping section.

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Post by Guest » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:38 am

wow I never knew that my crabs were missing out on half the nutrients they need...I need to get to the store and see how much of that I can get with 5 bucks...that's all I have left since I blew 20 on a skateboard... shouldn't have done that... :(

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Post by hlhiggs87 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:58 pm

Thank you so so much for this guide. It was extremely helpful :lol:
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Post by wingedmonster » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:17 am

Thank you for the guide! Its very helpful :)

I was wondering though, can I get all this information in the reference book you listed? I plan on looking for it in the library as a reference to my report!!
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Post by Kilimanjaro » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:51 pm

No, not all this information is from the reference book. :wink: The basis of the crustacean diet comes from the reference book, while the rest is done from a little research and knowledge. :)

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Post by wingedmonster » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:44 pm

Oh okay, thank you!!
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Post by Silver Buttons » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:45 am

Is the Hermit Crab Addiction Store going out of business or something? Most of their stock is unavailable. I hope this just because they are seasonal items that aren't available year-round.
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Post by Kilimanjaro » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:40 pm

Silver Buttons wrote:Is the Hermit Crab Addiction Store going out of business or something? Most of their stock is unavailable. I hope this just because they are seasonal items that aren't available year-round.
That is a good question. I've noticed that a lot of their stuff is seasonal. :wink:

If you're interested in ordering crab food, I have a lot of stuff leftover from my previous kibble shop and I made a post in Classifieds. :) Very cheap! :wink:

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Post by SoulLonely » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:12 pm

Thanks a bunch, printed and will keep handy so I have lost to choose from :)

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Re: Kilimanjaro's Guide to Hermit Crab Nutrition

Post by spotsy99 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:35 pm

Thanks to the both of you for your hard work on this. What an excellent source! I see I have some food gaps to fill. I had no idea they needed so much protein. I happened to get my order from HCP last week and just happened to order dried bloodworms. They are chowing down on them things! Maybe I'll throw them a T-bone next week. :)

I will certainly bookmark this.

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Re: Kilimanjaro's Guide to Hermit Crab Nutrition

Post by Ginblack » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:43 pm

Fantastic post! I love reading this stuff! I currently offer my crabs at least 60 different type of foods both fresh and live to keep the options varied and to make sure they get the nutrients they need. heck my crabs eat better than I do! :)

Thank you for the wonderful information!

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Post by Ashmash » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:40 pm

Now the safe foods from the safe foods list need to be put into each of those categories!
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Post by Kilimanjaro » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Ashmash wrote:Now the safe foods from the safe foods list need to be put into each of those categories!
This is a great idea. :) Perhaps I will work on such a project soon!

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Post by Ps127v1 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:52 pm

Thank you for this thread!

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Post by Goliat6288 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:05 am

thank you so much for this thread. really helpful to a new owner like myself.

also i cant seem to buy anything from the kilimanjaros kibble store
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Re: Kilimanjaro's Guide to Hermit Crab Nutrition

Post by GudaHermitCrab » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:21 pm

It's good to know I'm feeding them right :) I need to improve a bit, but I'm doing better than I though!
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