Eggshells

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Eggshells

Post by Moonlightdreams » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:04 pm

We bought eggs for the first time in I don't know how long, and I was thinking about giving the crabs some of the shell, but I'm worried it'll start to smell. :P What do you all do with your eggshells?
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Re: Eggshells

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:10 pm

Moonlightdreams wrote:We bought eggs for the first time in I don't know how long, and I was thinking about giving the crabs some of the shell, but I'm worried it'll start to smell. :P What do you all do with your eggshells?
I give them eggshells with some of the raw egg in it. I can leave it in there for 2 days and it won't smell.
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Re: Eggshells

Post by curlysister » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:15 pm

I have only ever given egg shells from cooked eggs, so no worry of smell.
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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:41 pm

I do raw egg shells and leave it in there until I make eggs 2 days later. Whatever the hermits don’t eat the isopods clean up!


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Post by Kpeterson09 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:30 am

GotButterflies wrote:I do raw egg shells and leave it in there until I make eggs 2 days later. Whatever the hermits don’t eat the isopods clean up!


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Re: Eggshells

Post by leah610 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:21 am

I do raw eggshells too, I make sure to thoroughly wash it out, dry it, and then I pop it in the tank. I usually keep it in there for about a week, maybe two. Never dealt with any smells or mold


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Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:26 pm

I always kept eggshells in my tank until they were eaten up or buried in substrate.
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Re: Eggshells

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:13 pm

Here's a crab dragging off an egg shell.

https://youtu.be/dTOGgntflzs
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Re: Eggshells

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:14 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:Here's a crab dragging off an egg shell.

https://youtu.be/dTOGgntflzs
My crabs like eggshells as well
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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:36 pm

That is hilarious @hermiesguardian!!!!


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Re: Eggshells

Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:17 pm

I just offered some new eggshells, and I rinsed them off beforehand, only because I wanted to crush and store them.
You can give them freshly cracked egg shells, and leave the whites on the inside, they will actually enjoy eating that! :)
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Re: Eggshells

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Question whole eggs shell or big pieces or break them up ??

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Post by JoeHermits » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:32 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:Question whole eggs shell or big pieces or break them up ??
Any form will do.

I partially crush my shells with my hands, so the crabs get a mixture of both big and little pieces

Their only preference is whichever has the most egg on it!

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Re: Eggshells

Post by Hermie escape artist » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:39 pm

JoeHermits wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:Question whole eggs shell or big pieces or break them up ??
Any form will do.

I partially crush my shells with my hands, so the crabs get a mixture of both big and little pieces

Their only preference is whichever has the most egg on it!
Ok thanks ! So cooked eggs ? Right boiled? Is best

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Re: Eggshells

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:41 pm

Hermie escape artist wrote:
JoeHermits wrote:
Hermie escape artist wrote:Question whole eggs shell or big pieces or break them up ??
Any form will do.

I partially crush my shells with my hands, so the crabs get a mixture of both big and little pieces

Their only preference is whichever has the most egg on it!
Ok thanks ! So cooked eggs ? Right boiled? Is best

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Raw, boiled, scrambled... Whatever works for you.

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