Are Scallions Ok?

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Are Scallions Ok?

Post by BlookittiePC » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:14 pm

During my last food change I gave my crabs pieces of chopped scallions. Unfortunately, I have a tendency of checking after feeding.... Now the whole tank smells faintly of scallions and upon further inspection scallions are on neither the safe food nor the unsafe food list.... I checked for the closest thing I could think of - chives - and found those weren't included either. Thinking of the next closest thing, I found onions to be on the unsafe food list. I already put the scallions in the tank, but nobody has touched them yet. Do I have to take them out or are they fine for the crabs to eat?
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Re: Are Scallions Ok?

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:06 pm

I would be safe and say no because I could not find onions on the safe food list. Hopefully others leave their input in this thread as well.
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Re: Are Scallions Ok?

Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:09 pm

We avoid anything in the onion family. I'd say to take them out and replace them with other stinky foods. Crabbies are sensitive to smells, which I don't understand seeing they don't have noses! Lol! Try some stinky fish! Or some kind of poop. We give ours, chicken, worm and bat poop!

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Re: Are Scallions Ok?

Post by wodesorel » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:54 pm

Anything in the allium family (garlic, onion, scallion, chives) is best avoided as arthropods are not known to eat these plants.
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Re: Are Scallions Ok?

Post by BlookittiePC » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:48 am

Thank you for the input! After I posted, I went back up and replaced their food while thoroughly airing out the tat. They seem to be ok so far despite all my worrying.
One amazing PP: Jarvis, who has been with me since 7/14/18, and is now chilling in a 29 gallon tank!
And two cats: Beanie and Delia

I'm still pretty new to this and I'm trying to learn all I can!

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