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60G (1/2 Cup) of Mulberry Dust - $12.50 shipped USPS to anywhere in the U.S.  This is dust/powder made from grinding the leaves from my Mulberry Trees.  This dust is organic, pesticide and insecticide free.  It takes approximately 100 Mulberry Leaves to make 60G of Mulberry Dust.  Mulberry Leaves have many detoxification properties and are a wonderful source of many nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants for our shrimp.  Mulberry Leaves contain loads of calcium, antioxidants, beta-carotene, zinc & a fairly high protein content.  Not to mention, shrimp love them!  This means that you can mix other less desirable things (spirulina for example) with the mulberry dust and use that as a delivery system to get those things into your shrimp.

 

How it is used:  I mix this with RO water and add directly to the aquarium, this makes it available in the water column and on the surfaces in your aquarium for all sizes/ages of shrimp.  I also mix it with other food ingredients (Montmorillonite Clay, Spriulina Powder, other leaves, dried veggies, egg shells, etc...) and RO water, then spread it thinly on wax paper and allow it to dry.  Then it can be broken up into chips and fed as any other shrimp food or rolled onto bamboo skewers and fed as "shrimp lolllies".  

 

Here is a quick video of one of my tanks after adding the Mulberry Dust.  

 

 

Please PM me or ask for further details in this thread.  Thank you!  

 

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Here is an actual breakdown of what Autumn Picked Mulberry Leaves contain based on a study done in '98.  

 

Table 2.  Chemical composition and amino acid content of mulberry leaves in autumn
 
 

Mulberry strains#

Sampling time##  
  TH HS TX NS AE AM AL SEM
 
Chemical composition, %          
DM (%) 30.4 29.7 29.6 29.8 25.9c 29.9b 33.8a 0.42

CP (% DM)

21.9

20.3

19.6

21.7

22.3a

21.4a

18.9b B

0.23

TP (% f CP)

84.4

86.4

87.5

84.9

86.9

85.7

84.7

0.57

NDF (% DM)

38.9 b

40.8 ab

42.6 a

43.4 a

36.7 c

40.4b

47.2a

0.46

Amino acid content,  % of  crude protein

 

 

 

 

 

Lysine

5.3

5.02

5.05

5.21

5.16

5.14

5.13

0.13

Methionine

1.78

1.58

1.89

2.03

1.39

1.87

2.28

0.21

Phenylalanine

4.34

4.83

5.15

4.38

4.53

4.58

4.87

0.14

Leucine

6.89

7.19

7.45

7

7.17

7.43

6.77

0.27

Isoleucine

4.74

3.99

4.29

4.29

4.04

4.53

4.18

0.15

Threonine

4.25 a

3.79 b

3.98 b

3.69 b

3.95 a

3.97 a

3.86 b

0.08

Histidine

3.56

2.22

3.32

2.86

2.78

3.27

2.86

0.2

EAA

30.86

28.62

31.13

29.46

29.02

30.79

29.95

*

Valine

5.16

5.12

4.9

4.52

4.62

4.81

5.4

0.16

Arginine

4.52

4.19

4.59

4.24

4.66 a

4.20 b

4.29 b

0.14

Asparanin

8.26

8.08

7.76

7.19

7.53

8.18

7.78

0.25

Glutamine

11.46

10.1

9.13

9.22

10.31

9.39

10.32

0.63

Serine

4.2

3.55

3.27

3.18

3.32

3.27

2.86

0.25

Glycine

5.94 a

5.32 b

5.51 b

4.93 b

5.38

5.28

5.66

0.14

Ala+Tyr

11.42

10.83

11.79

10.74

10.72

11.21

11.69

0.29

Non-EAA

50.96

47.19

46.95

44.02

46.54

46.34

48

 

Total AA

81.82

75.81

77.63

73.48

75.56

77.13

77.95

 

EAA/NEAA, %

61

61

66

67

62

66

62

 

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For those that have purchased and tried this with their shrimp, I thank you!  Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/feedback on it.  

 

And if anyone else is interested, I've got quite a bit of this left.  

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7 minutes ago, nicpapa said:

Can i ask?

Why you make mulbery leaves in dust?

I dose leaves..

I do leaves as well.  The powder is easier to store, I can dose it in the tank for the babies to eat & I can also make my own blend of food with it.  

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Just now, wyzazz said:

I do leaves as well.  The powder is easier to store, I can dose it in the tank for the babies to eat & I can also make my own blend of food with it.  

 

ok...  how do u make food wiht powder?

Because mulbery take sometime for shrimp to eat.

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Typical ingredients I'll use are eggshells, montmorillonite clay, spirulina powder, catappa leaves, oak leaves, maple leaves, peas, soybeans, etc...   If it's a veggie or food that you can feed your shrimp, you can throw it in there.  

 

I mix up my powdered ingredients with RO Water in a bowl so that they are like a dough, then I roll them out flat between 2 sheets of wax paper.  You can then set the sheet in a dry place to dry out naturally or put it in the oven on low, or even on a dehydrator.  Then I break the pieces apart and store them in mason jars.  

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9 minutes ago, wyzazz said:

Typical ingredients I'll use are eggshells, montmorillonite clay, spirulina powder, catappa leaves, oak leaves, maple leaves, peas, soybeans, etc...   If it's a veggie or food that you can feed your shrimp, you can throw it in there.  

 

I mix up my powdered ingredients with RO Water in a bowl so that they are like a dough, then I roll them out flat between 2 sheets of wax paper.  You can then set the sheet in a dry place to dry out naturally or put it in the oven on low, or even on a dehydrator.  Then I break the pieces apart and store them in mason jars.  

 

i am thinking to make my food  for srimps, i have ~18tanks.. :)

But i saw it cost more to buy ingredients  than buy prepared food....

i was thinking how do you prepare the leaves in the food.. it takes day for shrimp to eat.

i Boil mulbery leaves for 10 mn, then leave them to dry, then i add to shrimp tanks, and it last 4-5 days in the water before shrimp eat them, harder leave like oak it take 2- 3 weaks or more.

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3 minutes ago, nicpapa said:

 

i am thinking to make my food  for srimps, i have ~18tanks.. :)

But i saw it cost more to buy ingredients  than buy prepared food....

i was thinking how do you prepare the leaves in the food.. it takes day for shrimp to eat.

i Boil mulbery leaves for 10 mn, then leave them to dry, then i add to shrimp tanks, and it last 4-5 days in the water before shrimp eat them, harder leave like oak it take 2- 3 weaks or more.

 

I powder all my ingredients in a blender, maybe that will help!  It takes quite a bit of time, but I enjoy the DIY aspect.  

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I make my own Shrimp Food, and I use many ingredients. Including leafs -> Thanks to Wyzazz idea on turning them into a powder.

You can feed them many ways. Depending on how much time I have during the day, determines how I feed my Shrimp.

Powder form-  To watch Shrimp run around and eat. 

liquid form- Usually, when I Forget to feed Shrimp. All ingredients have soaked up water, makes it much more easy for Shrimp to eat. (Do not boil-Bad Idea loss of nutrients)

Tablet form- Before going to work in the morning. Shrimp eat throughout the day.

 

I have been really happy with the liquid form of the Food I have created, However, the down fall I have to it. Is it going bad. I Keep it in the icebox to Keep it fresh. I think it would be a great idea to use some plastic syringes to place the liquid Food into. Then freeze them untill you run out of your previous Syringe.

 

 

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So is the mulberry itself nutritious or is it more of a good medium for beneficial biofilm growth? I'm thinking of using this (in part) to put in the path of my filter feeding shrimps, but I wonder if it is meant to be eaten in that way.

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4 hours ago, josu2 said:

So is the mulberry itself nutritious or is it more of a good medium for beneficial biofilm growth? I'm thinking of using this (in part) to put in the path of my filter feeding shrimps, but I wonder if it is meant to be eaten in that way.

Mulberry Leaves are very nutritious, not just for our shrimp but for people and livestock as well!  Mulberry Leaves contain loads of calcium, antioxidants, beta-carotene, zinc & a fairly high protein content.  Not to mention, shrimp love them!  This means that you can mix other less desirable things (spirulina for example) with the mulberry dust and use that as a delivery system to get those things into your shrimp.  The leaves themselves do make a good surface (as do all leaves) for biofilm, however, in a decently stocked tank, the leaves won't be in there long enough to grow much biofilm.  

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Here is an actual breakdown of what Autumn Picked Mulberry Leaves contain based on a study done in '98.  

 

Table 2.  Chemical composition and amino acid content of mulberry leaves in autumn
 
 

Mulberry strains#

Sampling time##  
  TH HS TX NS AE AM AL SEM
 
Chemical composition, %          
DM (%) 30.4 29.7 29.6 29.8 25.9c 29.9b 33.8a 0.42

CP (% DM)

21.9

20.3

19.6

21.7

22.3a

21.4a

18.9b B

0.23

TP (% f CP)

84.4

86.4

87.5

84.9

86.9

85.7

84.7

0.57

NDF (% DM)

38.9 b

40.8 ab

42.6 a

43.4 a

36.7 c

40.4b

47.2a

0.46

Amino acid content,  % of  crude protein

 

 

 

 

 

Lysine

5.3

5.02

5.05

5.21

5.16

5.14

5.13

0.13

Methionine

1.78

1.58

1.89

2.03

1.39

1.87

2.28

0.21

Phenylalanine

4.34

4.83

5.15

4.38

4.53

4.58

4.87

0.14

Leucine

6.89

7.19

7.45

7

7.17

7.43

6.77

0.27

Isoleucine

4.74

3.99

4.29

4.29

4.04

4.53

4.18

0.15

Threonine

4.25 a

3.79 b

3.98 b

3.69 b

3.95 a

3.97 a

3.86 b

0.08

Histidine

3.56

2.22

3.32

2.86

2.78

3.27

2.86

0.2

EAA

30.86

28.62

31.13

29.46

29.02

30.79

29.95

*

Valine

5.16

5.12

4.9

4.52

4.62

4.81

5.4

0.16

Arginine

4.52

4.19

4.59

4.24

4.66 a

4.20 b

4.29 b

0.14

Asparanin

8.26

8.08

7.76

7.19

7.53

8.18

7.78

0.25

Glutamine

11.46

10.1

9.13

9.22

10.31

9.39

10.32

0.63

Serine

4.2

3.55

3.27

3.18

3.32

3.27

2.86

0.25

Glycine

5.94 a

5.32 b

5.51 b

4.93 b

5.38

5.28

5.66

0.14

Ala+Tyr

11.42

10.83

11.79

10.74

10.72

11.21

11.69

0.29

Non-EAA

50.96

47.19

46.95

44.02

46.54

46.34

48

 

Total AA

81.82

75.81

77.63

73.48

75.56

77.13

77.95

 

EAA/NEAA, %

61

61

66

67

62

66

62

 

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