The great oak bark banquet

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The great oak bark banquet

Post by Xenpurgisnachttt » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:31 pm

So, the other day yesterday morning I took some oak bark from outside, cleaned the pieces, ( quite a few oak trees where I live at ) and threw them in the tank, and my largest crab, Odin, went absolutely ham on and has been constantly sitting and on it and devouring it all day yesterday, and all day today, and I've never ever would imagine I would ever see so much hermit crab feces in such a time frame ( trust me, there's been A LOT. ) Odin is my only crab right now as my other crab, Tukiyo, is buried at the moment, I've had to actively check and spot clean in the tank.


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Re: The great oak bark banquet

Post by Meg'sAussieCrabitat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:32 pm

That is hilarious!

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Re: The great oak bark banquet

Post by Overmountain1 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:15 pm

Ha! They can eat as much wood as termites do sometimes! Lol! That’s pretty great- at least you know that’s a home run!


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Post by Links » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:00 pm

Thanks for sharing good info


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Post by Motörcrab » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:08 am

Our crabs love anything oak and birch! Bark and leaves! We forage for them a few times a year at my mom's place in the country.
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Post by wodesorel » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:46 pm

Wait until spring and try a small branch with leaves! They'll turn it into toothpicks in no time.
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