dried flowers/leaves?

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nataliaxx3

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Can I dry flowers and leaves to feed a baby sulcata during winter? Or will they just not eat it if its not fresh? Does it lose the nutritional value if I dried them?
 

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I know the carbohydrate levels change when food dries, but you can feed it with no problem. Whether or not they will eat it is another story.
 

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Someplace on here I have read that white clover, when dried, becomes toxic. I'll try to search.


Clovers are often listed on toxic plant lists which can worry and confuse people. The reason is clover can, if damaged by frost or wind-scorch, develop cyanogenic, (CYANOGENIC: Contains dietary CYANIDE) compounds. Clovers also

contain high levels of protein. The proportions of the clovers and other leguminaceae needs to be kept as low as possible, particularly as they germinate more quickly than other seeds, and can suppress growth of other nutritionally important plants.
Offer clovers only in strict quantities.
 

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Cowboy_Ken said:
Someplace on here I have read that white clover, when dried, becomes toxic. I'll try to search.


Clovers are often listed on toxic plant lists which can worry and confuse people. The reason is clover can, if damaged by frost or wind-scorch, develop cyanogenic, (CYANOGENIC: Contains dietary CYANIDE) compounds. Clovers also

contain high levels of protein. The proportions of the clovers and other leguminaceae needs to be kept as low as possible, particularly as they germinate more quickly than other seeds, and can suppress growth of other nutritionally important plants.
Offer clovers only in strict quantities.



I read this on here somewhere too
 

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if you do dry them, you want to make sure they cure properly and don't develop any mildew or mold...
 
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