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Kelp

Post by Starview66 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:29 pm

So I bought organic kelp for my crabs- how do I feed this? I left a couple pieces soaking in one of their water bowls, is this a good idea? Thanks :)


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Re: Kelp

Post by GotButterflies » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:31 pm

Kelp is on the safe food list :) You can give it to them dry :)
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Re: Kelp

Post by Rawrgeous » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:45 am

I've never done kelp, though I am curious where you found it? I think that's something my crabbies could have in their life. lol. But I'm not sure if they'll eat it from the water dish or not? Let us know how goes. I'd just try various way and see what they seem to like best.


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Re: Kelp

Post by mool » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:20 am

I got my kelp at Mountain Rose Herbs--I get most of my dried goods there.

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Re: Kelp

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:43 pm

I feed mine dry. I got mine from my local health food store. It is by the salt section. It is dried and has natural sea salt on it. It doesn't have as much protein as seaweed, but they love it. On the package it says to use for soups, beans, salads, snack or garnish. I am a vegetarian/borderline vegan (21 years now). It was introduced to me to add into my rice. I like it, but it is an acquired taste, for it is salty!! lol! One of the Veterinarians that I work with introduced it to me. She is Korean, and I think she bought it at a specialty market.
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Kelp

Post by Starview66 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:11 pm

I got mine at whole foods. I tried to leave it in there dry- just as I bought it- but they wouldn't touch it. So figured i would try leaving it in some water as it changes the consistency, it is very soft in the water.


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Re: Kelp

Post by Kermie16 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:21 pm

Interesting! Would love an update to hear how they liked it in the water


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Re: Kelp

Post by Starview66 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:21 pm

They still haven't eaten it. Maybe my crabs just don't like kelp :/


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Re: Kelp

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:12 pm

Hmm...mine eat it. Mine looks like it has dried sea salt on it. Does yours?


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Re: Kelp

Post by Starview66 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:26 pm

Yea mine has like a powdery film over it


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Re: Kelp

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:30 pm

I cut mine up into little pieces, not sure if that helps or not, but that's what I do.


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Re: Kelp

Post by Starview66 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:33 pm

Thanks! I'm going to try to cut it up into smaller pieces for them


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Re: Kelp

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:37 pm

Yw! I hope it helps!


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