Calcium rich foods for molting

Questions about hermit crabs moulting and its symptoms.
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Calcium rich foods for molting

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Egg shells, coral pieces. crushed oyster shells (found in the bird section), whole starfish (crabs love starfish), barnacles, calcium chews (chocolate chewies sometimes used for indegestion), small bones(I would boil these with no salt first), calcium supplement powder (reptile section)(you don't need much though), broccoli, canned salmon with bones, dried beans and peas, greens (Must be cooked first with no salt), and sardines. The top food you can feed them is sea vegetables such as macroalgaes(seaweed), and microalgae(spirullina).
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Wheer do you get the seaweed and spirolina? Petstore or healthfood store?

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they have spirulina at the pet store. its a little pricey. i give it to my angel fish and kissy fish. but for crabs it lasts alot longer. the seaweed you can probably find at the supermarket in the fish section. its alot easier now to find stuff like that in the grocery store. i get alot of what i get my crabs from the addiction store. she has a whole kit of food and stuff for before and after moults.
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Yes she does and it is awesome she has all kind of foods. Reasonable prices too.
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this is just what i needed. my hermies diets are lacking in calcium.
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In other words, don't expect anything to be found in the hermit crab section. XD
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lol there is never alot in the hermit crab section. almost non-existant
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Rinsed out egg shells are a good source too, or so I hear.
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Is it okay to give them the seaweed that you use for sushi?

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Yep, sushi seaweed is ok to feed.
Julian Sprungs also mades a sea weed that is sold in the fish section of pet stores: (3 varieties)
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... Id=2755437
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