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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    You aren't supposed to thaw in hot water, you're supposed to thaw them in cool to room temp. water.

    Personally, I just set them out on the cutting board to thaw.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plissken View Post
    That may be fine, but I don't know if 7mg is to much or not. Worms have very low sodium content as sodium dries their skin and kills them. I wouldn't believe that freshwater guppies have any sodium either.
    Tilapia is a freshwater fish and it still has almost as much sodium as many saltwater fish. Shrimp has roughly 3 times the sodium found in tilapia. Seems too high.

    And yes, all fish contains sodium. Might sound strange but if they didn't, they would dehydrate by osmosis while living in water since even most freshwater has salt in it.

    We already know that snakes can handle up to around 60 mg per 3.5 oz of fish. I wouldn't push it as high as 150.

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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by ConcinnusMan View Post
    Tilapia is a freshwater fish and it still has almost as much sodium as many saltwater fish. Shrimp has roughly 3 times the sodium found in tilapia. Seems too high.

    And yes, all fish contains sodium. Might sound strange but if they didn't, they would dehydrate by osmosis while living in water since even most freshwater has salt in it.

    We already know that snakes can handle up to around 60 mg per 3.5 oz of fish. I wouldn't push it as high as 150.
    I went out and bought some tilapia (Frozen) today from Walmart... How would one go to prepare this for a snake ?
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Cut it up in strips and thaw, then feed.
    Chantel
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    If I were you I would see were it was caught first. If it's from out of country. I wouldn't use it.
    Not safe.
    Just my opinion.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    I have to agree with Steve. I don't trust much from out of country, especially not when it's going to be fed to my snakes. You don't really know how it was caught or where.
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    How about cananda? Ive been looking for se good tilapia, or trout, and I find some, but it's all alsaka and Canada....

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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    I am rapidly losing faith in any store bought fish in my area.
    I have bought Canada salmon without too much trouble.
    I still have snakes react in negative ways(convulsions. puking)
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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    I'll probably stick with silversides. I keep forgetting about how bad fillet can be...

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    Re: Feeding Garters Shrimp? Possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSidedSPR View Post
    I'll probably stick with silversides. I keep forgetting about how bad fillet can be...
    OF COURSE!!! I forgot about these! I can pick some up tomorrow at Petsmart
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