Eucalyptus Leaves and Hibiscus Flowers

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Post by Tetra4CClyPtus » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:27 am

Just wanna verify is these are safe to feed. Hibiscus flowers &Eucalyptus leaves I see on Epicurean the Eucalyptus is an unsafe wood; does that mean that the eucalyptus leaves are unsafe as well??
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Post by crabber101 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:31 am

I'm not sure about the Eucalyptus leaves, but the hibiscus is fine, they sell it at the Addition Store.

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Post by finalfantasyxii » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:39 pm

Yeah, eucalyptus is a natural insect deterrent so I would lean towards not feeding that one. But hibiscus is ok.
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Post by Nicole » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:08 am

Yes eucalyptus is unsafe for crab use.It has been used as tea tree oil to heal crab injuries in rare cases, but definitely don't feed it to them.
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Post by Crabber85 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:35 am

I agree Eucalyptus is a natural odor/fungus/mold killer as well as an insect deterrent and the chemical responsible comes from the oil in the leaves which makes the plant leaves and all toxic to hermitcrabs if ingested.
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Post by Tetra4CClyPtus » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:35 am

Is it ok to keep in the crabitat for those other reasons instead of feeding??Thank you for your comments
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Post by Crabber85 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:36 am

I wouldn't recommend having it in the enclosure in such close quarters witht the crabs as the odor released by the plant will be a respiratory irritant to the hermitcrabs at the very least.
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Post by jenok » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:49 am

Not to mention most crabs will taste test everything in the tank. Their mouths are just so small that you can't see they took a bite unless they take a bunch of bites.

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