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I know tomatoes are a main source of red carotene for our strawberry crabs, as well as watermelon, but I’m wondering about beets?
Do beets have red carotene? What other vegetables are a good source?
I am pretty sure it has red carotene….. I dunno though I don’t have a straw yet I am looking around though. were did you get yours?
Both of mine are rescues. I had a 3rd, but he passed recently. Not sure what happened, went down for a molt, we’d had him for 2 years. Never came back up. Never found his body either. Just the shell.
oh I’m sorry to hear that….. he may have been eaten but his tan mates. 🙁
yeah that’s what we think happened too
Its so sad. Happily I haven’t had that happen which is surprising because I own 33 hermit crab and soon to be 34.
so according to this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beet Beets do not have lycopene in them. A few websites said that beets do have lycopene because of their purple/red colour, but it is one of the few red/purple vegetables that do not contain lycopene. Too bad considering I have a lot of them in the house right now. They do have a miniscule amount of beta carotene but not enough to count. I might just give it to them anyways, since it’s not toxic.