What do I do with my extra egg shells?

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What do I do with my extra egg shells?

Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:29 pm

I’ve been hearing around that people add crushed up egg shells to the top of their substrate!
I’ve also heard that the egg shells will go bad and will stink up the tank.
What do you guys do with extras? Just save them?


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Re: What do I do with my extra egg shells?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:54 pm

I put some in a food dish that I keep my other exo/calcium mixes in, or I’ve put a bigger piece of eggshell on the substrate next to their food dishes. I keep some extra in the refrigerator incase I need to add more. I change it out once or twice a week, it depends on what the calcium dish looks like. I’m not sure what the recommendation on changing the eggshells is, I crack a new egg once a week. I wouldn’t mix it in with your substrate but to set a piece of eggshell on top of your substrate would be ok.


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Re: What do I do with my extra egg shells?

Post by ciaraalston » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:59 pm

I freeze mine! I add them to the calcium dish mixed into their honey coral powder, trying to make it last longer. Haha. But the rest I freeze in a gallon Ziploc bag so they don't go bad or get stinky before I can use them

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Re: What do I do with my extra egg shells?

Post by wodesorel » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:35 pm

If you can get the shells really clean and dry they can store at room temperature and be fine. Otherwise I'd recommend freezing as well.

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Re: What do I do with my extra egg shells?

Post by rufeelinitnowmrkrabs » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:26 pm

Thanks everyone! Just threw the extras in the freezer :)


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