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Old 15th January 2011   #1
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Default Dry Shrimp - Red Gammarus Pulex

I spotted these in the koi section of my local fish shop. After a 10-15min soak in warm water to soften them slightly (even alive I think they'd be crunchy) I tweezer fed them to a wide selection of newts, both aquatic and terrestrial. Mostly they were well accepted although there was the odd rejection. As an occasional supplement I think they might be a good source of carotene and being dry will have a long shelf life.

Anyone else tried these as a long term supplement? How do the nutritional values compare with other dried invertebrates?
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