Egg Cartons

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Egg Cartons

Post by Cal » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:36 pm

Hi everyone! I have one more question and then i’ll stop spamming this forum :P
Would there be any harm in adding cardboard egg cartons to my crabitat, maybe to grow chia in or just use as a general decoration? With that, is cardboard in general harmful to put inside a crabitat? I know it may get too damp due to the humidity, but beyond that, are there any other issues with it?


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Re: Egg Cartons

Post by curlysister » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:58 pm

hmmm....well, it would for sure get damp and break down into mush eventually. The crabs would pick at it and potentially eat it too.
A better option for growing some chia would be to use half an egg shell! They can munch the chia AND the shell container!
Note - not my original idea, I saw someone else do it and thought it was brilliant!
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Re: Egg Cartons

Post by JoeHermits » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:27 pm

Egg cartons are made of a pulp created from recycled paper products, so any inks, binders, or adhesives present in the recycled material could still be in the carton.

I don’t think I’d use cardboard, not only because it’ll get soggy but also it’s probably not good for the crabs if they try to eat it.


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Egg Cartons

Post by Cal » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:37 pm

curlysister wrote:hmmm....well, it would for sure get damp and break down into mush eventually. The crabs would pick at it and potentially eat it too.
A better option for growing some chia would be to use half an egg shell! They can munch the chia AND the shell container!
Note - not my original idea, I saw someone else do it and thought it was brilliant!
Oh, thanks for the suggestion! i bake with eggs a lot so that’s a great idea :)

I know my hermit crabs LOVE eggshells too—the first time i put half of one in their tank they ate it all in a couple hours lol.

Do you know if i’d need to sterilize the egg shells at all before putting the chia in and putting it in their tank?


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Re: Egg Cartons

Post by Cal » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:39 pm

JoeHermits wrote:Egg cartons are made of a pulp created from recycled paper products, so any inks, binders, or adhesives present in the recycled material could still be in the carton.

I don’t think I’d use cardboard, not only because it’ll get soggy but also it’s probably not good for the crabs if they try to eat it.


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Ah, okay, that makes sense. Thanks for the response, I had no clue what all was in them tbh! Image


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Re: Egg Cartons

Post by curlysister » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:50 pm

No need to sterilize - you should just be able to put a little sub in there and plant away!
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Re: Egg Cartons

Post by Cal » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:49 pm

curlysister wrote:No need to sterilize - you should just be able to put a little sub in there and plant away!
Oh, okay! That’s super easy, thanks for the help :)


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