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Did the jello shots work to your satisfaction?

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:37 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Mainly pellets, and krill and shrimp. They don't much care for veggies. I got them to eat spinach, but that is on the do not feed list. They ate some collared greens after I soaked the leaves in tuna water.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:31 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Young turtles at least mine wouldn't eat any vegetables.Try bloodworms my map loved them. Now they eat pellets large krill shrimp carrots and red leaf.And turtle shots.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:42 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Wow, there are a lot of spelling/grammar errors in this post lol
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:14 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

stephaniej wrote:Wow, there are a lot of spelling/grammar errors in this post lol


Any of mine are obviously due to fault autocorrect. :P
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:18 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

For me, the jello shots work with respect to the turtles consuming more veggies but it seems to me as though they don't digest the veggies. When I feed the turtles pellets, their poop looks like a healthy and formed brown log. When I feed them jello shots I find bits of shredded veggies. I am starting to think that the gelatin interferes with nutritional absorption.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:44 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Bits of shredded veggies is normal with a vegetable diet - at least with my RES.
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Post Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:59 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Cant wait to try it for my Milton. He wont go near his cuttlebone so this will be great for him to get it in.
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:11 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Quick Question: How do you guys puree the sweet potato without baking it first? Or do you baked it?.. I just figure that cooking it prior to making the shots would deplete the vitamins...

Can't wait to make these for my little monster :)
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:32 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Poke holes in it, wrap it in plastic wrap. Microwave. Same way you make baby food.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:36 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

i dice it and throw it in the blender
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:06 am   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

I was just watching Dirty Job's and they made meat jello shots to feed sharks in a tank. Just thought I would share that.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:53 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Shark Week is coming!!

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Clyde from Elementary


Jello shots for Clyde and meat shots for his sharky friends. ;)

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:17 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Ha ha ha. That's too funny.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:11 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Need to figure out how to make ones that are waterproof. lol
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:27 pm   Re: Turtle Jello Shots

Epoxy and fiberglass! But then again you have seen JAWS!!!
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