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Hello! My name is Jake. I’m a 16 year old hermit crab representative and I house a colony of about 30 crabbies. I give them lots of foot variations, but I’ve always wanted to try local honey. What would be the best and least messy way to give my crabs this treat? I usually serve their foods daily in shells(like bowls) and I’m not sure they would be able to consume honey out of a shell or if they would just get breadcrumbed in substrate. I’d love to hear anything you have to say. Thanks 🙂
I always offer my honey in a small pottery dish that has been glazed for ease of clean up afterward, but you could also use a small flat lid to a container or bottle cap that can be disposed of easily. Ensure the honey you are offering them is completely raw and unfiltered, as any treated honey often contains preservatives that is harmful to the crabs.
Welcome! Make sure you only feed tiny amounts, like in a bottle cap. There is a risk of the honey seeping into the shell if you feed too much at once.