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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:24 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I tried making some a couple months ago and it failed miserably, I think I added way to much gelatin, and the calcium powder I added kept floating to the top in stead of blending in. : / I wasted a bunch of ingredients, So for now I'm sticking to whole foods, pellets, SFBB frozen food till I can find out how to do it right.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:09 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

dumbork14 wrote:not a question, but now a problem:

dumbork's poop is runny today (first day of jello shots). before, his poop is firm and long, now it's all over the place. could it be the vegetables? am i using too much? how about the gelatin?

also, i noticed that he's passing gas, because there are bubbles for 5 seconds, before i saw him poop.

what could be the problem?

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:36 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

just half a cube.i couldn't give him the whole cube because i want to experiment first. i didn't give him any this morning (just gave him 3 pellets and cuttlebone hoping that he will have a more firm stool), but his stool is still runny.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:55 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Maybe switch back to his normal diet then try it again later.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:01 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

okay. thanks. is there any food that you can recommend to harden the stools?
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:24 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Nothing specifically (not my area of expertise) but pellets should do it.
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:44 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

i made them and my res just ate the pellets of the top at first. then he started to eat them but the kept breaking down into what looked like powder. am i doing somthing wrong? should i use more jelltion
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:28 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Im dying to try this ! Flipps is about 7 months will not eat any fruits or vegetables :) this looks great !
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:53 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

So wait the jello shots in the pictures are frozen ? Or like jello from the.refrigerator ? Also , the note for the new recipe says. The ingredients are for turtles that arent shedding correctly , buy mine is ... So should.i use the. Old recipe or the new and.improved one.? I just take all those ingredients and blend them ? sorry im.jus confused .
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:57 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Great . Flipps doesn' t like them . Haha shes so picky !! I love her :)
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:12 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

hey, this has probably been asked before but how long can the pre portioned cups last in a freezer?
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:02 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I think that depends on the ingredients you use.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:26 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I am definitely going to have to try this. With how my turtles eat, they spread stuff EVERYWHERE and this should help mitigate that issue.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:42 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

We have had Tut for over a year and finally he is eating veggies!! It is amazing thank you so much for the recipe!
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:58 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

So I decided to go ahead and make a batch of these. At first i was hesitant to make these because I was worried that they would make too much of a mess in the tank and that my Fluval 406 wouldnt be able to keep it clean with all the debris and water cloudiness I had been hearing about from other people. But to my great delight Franklin just LOVES THEM and the filter seems to be doing a pretty good job of keeping the tank clean.

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