Nightly menu

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by ciaraalston » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:46 pm

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fandt94 wrote: Got mine today!!
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Started with a small order but will definitely be ordering more in the near future. Got bloodworms, calcium carbonate, and a sample pack of mixes, plus some bonus goodies. Thanks @gotbutterflies!

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:14 pm

ciaraalston wrote:
ApePlanet wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:Pictures!!!! ImageImageImageImage

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Started with a small order but will definitely be ordering more in the near future. Got bloodworms, calcium carbonate, and a sample pack of mixes, plus some bonus goodies. Thanks @gotbutterflies!

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My crabs LOVE the Florida blue crab and crawfish exoskeleton if you wanna try those next Image

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Thanks for the suggestions. Question: what food to you put in every night for them?

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by ciaraalston » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:18 pm

ApePlanet wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:
ApePlanet wrote: Started with a small order but will definitely be ordering more in the near future. Got bloodworms, calcium carbonate, and a sample pack of mixes, plus some bonus goodies. Thanks @gotbutterflies!

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My crabs LOVE the Florida blue crab and crawfish exoskeleton if you wanna try those next Image

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Thanks for the suggestions. Question: what food to you put in every night for them?
I don't keep anything every night. It's all rotated except worm castings, calcium powder and oyster shells. Those are all kept in seperate dishes in the tank. I don't want them to get tired of anything.

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:25 pm

ciaraalston wrote:
ApePlanet wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:My crabs LOVE the Florida blue crab and crawfish exoskeleton if you wanna try those next Image

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Thanks for the suggestions. Question: what food to you put in every night for them?
I don't keep anything every night. It's all rotated except worm castings, calcium powder and oyster shells. Those are all kept in seperate dishes in the tank. I don't want them to get tired of anything.

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Okay, that’s what I meant then; the oyster shells, worm castings, and calcium.

Where do you get these from?

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by fandt94 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:36 pm

On a nightly basis in a separate dish I also keep some type of calcium, either a powder form or crushed oysters or a mineral supplement which I got at THCP...along with worm castings and sometimes I will add a few mealworms as well...and green sand. Like tonight I put in castings, green sand & crushed oysters.

Edited to add you can get them pretty much at any of the online stores. I originally ordered mine from THCP but The Healthy Hermit has it all too!
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Re: Nightly menu

Post by ciaraalston » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:23 pm

ApePlanet wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:
ApePlanet wrote: Thanks for the suggestions. Question: what food to you put in every night for them?
I don't keep anything every night. It's all rotated except worm castings, calcium powder and oyster shells. Those are all kept in seperate dishes in the tank. I don't want them to get tired of anything.

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Okay, that’s what I meant then; the oyster shells, worm castings, and calcium.

Where do you get these from?
My worm castings and honey coral calcium powder came from hermit crab patch. My oyster shells came from @GotButterflies
I'm almost out of worm castings so I'll probably go by home depot and get some. The honey coral calcium is also low (I ordered them both in march) and I have to order it from HCP because they are the only ones that carry it. My crabs LOVE that. Lol

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by ciaraalston » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:23 pm

fandt94 wrote:On a nightly basis in a separate dish I also keep some type of calcium, either a powder form or crushed oysters or a mineral supplement which I got at THCP...along with worm castings and sometimes I will add a few mealworms as well...and green sand. Like tonight I put in castings, green sand & crushed oysters.

Edited to add you can get them pretty much at any of the online stores. I originally ordered mine from THCP but The Healthy Hermit has it all too!
I have green sand in my cart finally! Image

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by fandt94 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:40 pm

ciaraalston wrote:
fandt94 wrote:On a nightly basis in a separate dish I also keep some type of calcium, either a powder form or crushed oysters or a mineral supplement which I got at THCP...along with worm castings and sometimes I will add a few mealworms as well...and green sand. Like tonight I put in castings, green sand & crushed oysters.

Edited to add you can get them pretty much at any of the online stores. I originally ordered mine from THCP but The Healthy Hermit has it all too!
I have green sand in my cart finally! Image

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Yay! :wink: 2 of my crabs are always in the dish with the green sand...
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Re: Nightly menu

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:50 am

ApePlanet wrote:
Started with a small order but will definitely be ordering more in the near future. Got bloodworms, calcium carbonate, and a sample pack of mixes, plus some bonus goodies. Thanks @gotbutterflies!

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No - thank you! Did I forget to send you a spoon?
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Re: Nightly menu

Post by Hermie escape artist » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:18 am

I can't wait to order ... been watching this thread ... i wanna get the sample pack ... my crabbie seems to like dried foods instead of anything else unless its egg lol !

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by LeeHasCrabs » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:49 pm

GotButterflies wrote:
ApePlanet wrote:
Started with a small order but will definitely be ordering more in the near future. Got bloodworms, calcium carbonate, and a sample pack of mixes, plus some bonus goodies. Thanks @gotbutterflies!

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No - thank you! Did I forget to send you a spoon?
Nope, got a spoon and a shell! Great packaging and presentation! Thanks!

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by vlahosm » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:51 pm

Awesome thread! I’ll start taking pics tomorrow. Tonight we had fresh clam and dried krill, blackberry and pineapple, zucchini corn and broccoli salad, beet root powder, crab exo/crushed egg shell, worm castings, island getaway, and mineral blend. I always keep a variety of leaf litter in the substrate, as well as cuttlebone and coral.


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Re: Nightly menu

Post by ciaraalston » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:04 pm

vlahosm wrote:Awesome thread! I’ll start taking pics tomorrow. Tonight we had fresh clam and dried krill, blackberry and pineapple, zucchini corn and broccoli salad, beet root powder, crab exo/crushed egg shell, worm castings, island getaway, and mineral blend. I always keep a variety of leaf litter in the substrate, as well as cuttlebone and coral. Image


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That sounds like an amazing buffet!! ImageImage

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Re: Nightly menu

Post by vlahosm » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:17 pm

ciaraalston wrote:
vlahosm wrote:Awesome thread! I’ll start taking pics tomorrow. Tonight we had fresh clam and dried krill, blackberry and pineapple, zucchini corn and broccoli salad, beet root powder, crab exo/crushed egg shell, worm castings, island getaway, and mineral blend. I always keep a variety of leaf litter in the substrate, as well as cuttlebone and coral. Image


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That sounds like an amazing buffet!! ImageImage

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We tend to go a little overboard, especially when my five year old helps me. I think I’m like you, and purchased a TON of food form @GotButterflies and a few other places. Plus I love right next store to Whole Foods so I always stop by the salad bar for fresh fruit and veggies. Image


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Re: Nightly menu

Post by vlahosm » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:18 pm

vlahosm wrote:
ciaraalston wrote:
vlahosm wrote:Awesome thread! I’ll start taking pics tomorrow. Tonight we had fresh clam and dried krill, blackberry and pineapple, zucchini corn and broccoli salad, beet root powder, crab exo/crushed egg shell, worm castings, island getaway, and mineral blend. I always keep a variety of leaf litter in the substrate, as well as cuttlebone and coral. Image


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That sounds like an amazing buffet!! ImageImage

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We tend to go a little overboard, especially when my five year old helps me. I think I’m like you, and purchased a TON of food form @GotButterflies and a few other places. Plus I love right next store to Whole Foods so I always stop by the salad bar for fresh fruit and veggies. Image


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