Hermit Crab and Tulips.

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  • #607

    Torian
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    Hey CSJ users,
    I just got some Tulips for Valentines day and I was wondering in when they start to wilt if I can feed them to the hermit crabs? I think they will enjoy them because they never have eaten flowers before. Are they safe?

     

    #609

    Stacy
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    Organic flowers are generally safe. However most flowers you receive in bouquets are likely to have been treated with pesticides so it’s not safe to feed unless you know they’ve never been chemically treated.

    #656

    bugboy
    Participant

    Tulips are not safe they contain a phytoalexin, allergins & glycoprotein

    #677

    Torian
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    Then what are tulip flowers on the safe food list on Epicurean-hermit? and HCA? and here as a matter of fact. I tried little bits and my crabs go crazy for them. I sometimes drizzle them with honey.

    #679

    Torian
    Participant

    And I heard that they are safe from experienced crabbers from HCA. well I will watch them closely. Oh 2 of my crabs changed today. YAY!

    #713

    bugboy
    Participant

    Phytoalexins tend to fall into several classes including terpenoids, glycosteroids and alkaloids

    #728

    Mikalynn
    Participant

    Hi everyone 🙂

    #731

    Torian
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    Hi Mikalynn! 😀

    #2868

    John Alpaugh
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    Stacy, Torian, HCA and BugBoy are all correct. They are poison to animals, specifically mammals even fatal. Tulpalin, the fatal toxin, primarily found in the bulb does not bother decapods. Do not use the following as a rule but a common sense approach instead of science, bees would avoid and not pollinate them if they were poison to our hermies.

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