Preservatives & what to watch out for?

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Preservatives & what to watch out for?

Post by IsolatedShadow » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:29 pm

Hello! This weekend I might try to dehydrate some fruits for the hermit crabs, and might also buy some other things for them. Is there a list for what names to watch out for in the ingredient list?
New owner to 6 hermits, two of them belong to my aunt (one we both own). Hermits from smallest to largest: Dwebble, McShelldon, Crustle, Piggy, Sharkie, and Lucky Sunset

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Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

Post by JenniferRallison » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:40 am

Just buy everything fresh and organic. If you get anything just make sure that the ingredients says just that food. No preservatives, sugar, salts, additives, dyes, or unnatural flavors.


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Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

Post by IsolatedShadow » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:00 am

Alright. thank you!
New owner to 6 hermits, two of them belong to my aunt (one we both own). Hermits from smallest to largest: Dwebble, McShelldon, Crustle, Piggy, Sharkie, and Lucky Sunset

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Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

Post by curlysister » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:08 am

If you look at the food section, there is a care sheet about commercial food - it lists some preservatives to watch for.
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 pm

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Re: Preservatives & what to watch out for?

Post by crabby33 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:03 pm

I avoid anything with the word “meal” in the ingredients list. Fish meal, soy meal, etc.

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