dehydrated greens

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dehydrated greens

Postby Raptorsfamily » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:05 pm

Hello , I was wondering if anyone here has tried dehydrating greens and then crushing them into a powder for your bearded dragons ? I buy greens for my babies all the time but I can't feed them fast enough and they go bad alot of the time . Really would like to cut that waste down some and preserve for my beardies . If anyone has any recommendations 🙂 I would so appreciate it . Thanks in advance.
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Re: dehydrated greens

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:32 am

I would avoid feeding dehydrated greens because a major benefit of fresh greens in the diet is to provide hydration. I've found that if you store greens in the fridge in a ziploc bag with a fold of paper towel with the air pulled out then they tend to last for several weeks, especially collard greens. I feed leftover greens and veges to my bug colony (dubia roaches in my case) and that works well to help gutload them.
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Re: dehydrated greens

Postby Draven88 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:27 am

With six to feed I go through salads rather fast, but since I feed 3-4 different things at a time (rotating others in and out for variety) I do end up with large quantities at a time. What I did was to take a shoe box size bin and drilled a bunch of holes in the top. I rinse all the salad and cut it up, then put them mixed up in the container in the fridge. With a small amount of water left on them after washing they stay fresh quite well, but the holes let any excess out.
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