Post by Sach-Crabministrator on Apr 13, 2013 14:46:29 GMT -5
Well, not to sound rude, but your mom is incorrect & has no base of knowledge about hermit crabs unfortunately. Not only have I been doing this for more than 3 years, but I was taught by the best. The ONLY non Australian allowed to export c. variabilis (Aussie crabs) out of Australia & the very first successful breeder. This is what he told me when I first asked about pine.
Lightningbob Wild First of all, if you ever get the chance to go to the Keys in late summer, to it. One of Coenobita Clypeatus favorite snacks are pine cones. Pine Tress are growing everywhere in the sand on certain Islands. Now of course they eat tons of Pine Needles and snack on endless amounts of Pine Bark and this holds true for many other species around the world where Pines Trees are previlent. To your question on Ginger, I really don't know, because we haven't tried it. This is the first time in 39 yrs the question has come up. So why would someone want to do this in the first place! "(If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it!)"
11:22pm Sach's Crab Page Okay, will do. HH Can I quote you?
11:24pm Lightningbob Wild Ya sure can Sach...
11:26pm Sach's Crab Page Thanks!<3 I just didn't wanna take any liberties or make any assumptions. I brag all the time about my page having you in our corner to be able to offer the most up-to-date info on crabs, but I would never wanna do anything to cause you to lose respect for me or my page.
11:30pm Lightningbob Wild No problem... I got your back when it comes to hermit crabs issues. All ya gotta do is ask.
11:59pm Sach's Crab Page What about other evergreens like cedar, redwood, etc and also Spanish moss (I know it's all over FL) and Bromeliad plants? I use the epicurian list on my page since I just am too new but they already screwed up the pine thing and I wanna be able to give the best info on what is safe & not safe. December 5, 2010
7:28am Lightningbob Wild Yes, this includes just about all evergreens unless a tree has some kind of Toxic or poison component in it.
As for snails, there is the possibility that the slime is toxic to humans, but they are fine for the crabs.
≈19 clypeatus, 4 perlatus & 8 compressus in 4 tanks
Not sure what that is....a lot of times if it isn't on the food list and I question if it's edible I google "is organ grape holly edible" and if I can eat it or exotic pet birds eat it then I give it a try. I will tell you that most holly are not edible but I have never heard of organ grape holly.
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