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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:26 am   

see how awesome u r zoologist!!!! look at u helping all those turts get healthy. :D


weesnack: i think that's fine that they bite the frozen chunks...it should thaw out mostly when it hits the warm water anyway. the might enjoy it more if you nuke it first though.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:31 am   

I think this should be a sticky!
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:32 am   

Chrisbarnett wrote:I think this should be a sticky!

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:02 am   

i asked if it could be a sticky. i think a few more people need to try it before the mods can consider it, and i agree with that.


i serve the jello shots to my turtles frozen and they don't mind it at all.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:05 am   

i planned on trying it today but i forgot that i gave all the ice trays to the dogs.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:18 am   

For home brew ideas, I think it might do very well in a DIY section. Overall, good job!
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:34 am   

Yes, this should be a sticky! I made a special batch of these things yesterday using fruit instead of veggies. I blended all the ingredients together so it got all foamy on the top...they look like pink turtle smoothie treats!
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:30 am   

I Appoligize if these questions have been answered somewhere else on the site, but here goes:

Where can you buy calcium powder? Is there a specific brand to buy? Roughly how much does it cost?

On a side note, how long does it take to make this fabulous creation? :)
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:33 am   

you could just use some cuttlebone and crush it. just take the hard backing off
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:00 pm   

i use rep-cal calcium supplement, its like $7.50 for a little jar. i bought it at petsmart.

it took me less then half an hour to whip these babies up.


i wouldnt make them with fruit because turtles can process sugar like humans can, so fruit is not too good for them except as a rare treat.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:27 am   

i get my cuttlebone and just rake a fork across it so the powder is all in the mix.

yep, takes me about a half hour or less (then leave it to set) and i'm super anal about it...haha!
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:23 am   

this is so depressing.

i got my pay today.
the first thing that came into my mind was to buy the ingredients for the turtle jello shots (paying the utility bills came next, teehee).
i went to the supermarket, bought the ingredients.
i was taking everything out the bag when i realized i completely forgot the unflavored gelatin.

tsk. i guess i'll have to postpone the whole thing for one more day...
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:10 am   

Thanks!!
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:32 pm   

Very creative!!!
I've made something like the jello shots before, except its more like a nutritional ice cream. It feels like ice cream too, and my turtles love it.

I didn't put any veggies in the ice cream though, I thought it would lower the nutritional content. I want to post it up :P
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:12 pm   

i have all the ingredients for a new batch (i left my old one at home, grrr and gave all of my already processed veggie mix to the nature center for their turtles!) but i dont have anything to grind it up with, argh. i dont know what im going to do now, haha.
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