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Decor

Post by FairyDefender » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:58 pm

Is coral safe to decorate tat with? What about air plants?

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Post by JoeHermits » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:15 pm

Coral without dyes or bleach are safe, as are air plants that have no recent exposure to pesticides.


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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:12 pm

Will they eat the air plants?

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Post by JoeHermits » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:27 pm

Xenocrab wrote:Will they eat the air plants?

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From what I’ve read air plants tend to get torn apart. I don’t know if they’re actually eaten.


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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:42 pm

If they were to be eaten, seeing that crabbies eat just about anything, would they be harmful or poison?

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Post by JoeHermits » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:51 pm

Xenocrab wrote:If they were to be eaten, seeing that crabbies eat just about anything, would they be harmful or poison?

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I doubt it, since to the best of my knowledge they don’t produce anything worrisome.


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Re: Decor

Post by odelayheehoo » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:53 pm

Air plants are from the plants called tillandsia, and they are safe for hermit crabs.

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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:55 pm

Great! I learned something new! I've always wanted air plants and now my crabbies can have some too! Win win!

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Post by JoeHermits » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:46 pm

If you do a search in the search bar, you can find loads more information on air plants and other plants commonly used in crabitats, if you’re interested.


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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks! I have a green thumb, but never have live plants in a crabitat. I tried sunflowers and chia, but they died without being eaten. I thought they liked to eat sprouts, but mine don't

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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:07 pm

@Xenocrab - spider plants are safe too :) Super easy! Any air plant I have tried the isopods have killed. :/ Coral is great - isopods and hermies love it :)
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