Crab Con

International Annual Hermit Crab Convention and Adoption Event
Join us at Crab Con 2022 July 8-10th!

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Crab Con Tickets

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VIP

$139/ person
  • Access to presentations plus playback after Crab Con ends
  • Access to sessions
  • Access to vendors
  • SWAG Bag with Coupons

Full Access

$79/ person
  • Access to presentations plus playback after Crab Con ends
  • Access to sessions
  • Access to vendors

Standard

$25/ person
  • Access to presentations at the time they air.
  • Access to sessions
  • Access to vendors

2022 Crab Con Schedule

Schedule subject to change. Once Crab Con is underway, any last minute changes will be reflected on the Crab Con Reception page on the HopIn website.

  • Friday July 8th 2022 Times shown are Eastern Standard Time USA
  • Saturday July 9th 2022 Times shown are Eastern Standard Time USA
  • Sunday July 10th 2022 Times shown are Eastern Standard Time USA
  • Main Stage
  • Session
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09:00 AMWelcome to Crab Con 2022! By Mary Akers, Stacy GriffithHermit House, LHCOS VP, Crab Street Journal, LHCOS Pres.

Welcome to Crab Con 2022! Join Stacy and Mary on the Main Stage to introduce the conference and the day’s schedule.

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09:30 AMMeet Me Under the Microscope By Tammy WeickThe Hermit Crab Patch

A repeat from the archives.

10:00 AMCrabs with Beach Trash Homes By Shawn MillerOkinawa Nature Photography

Okinawa Nature Photography Update

11:00 AMBuilding a Bioactive Crabitat By Grace SwainJosh's Frogs
12:00 PMAdvocacy on the Road By Evie MichalakHermit Harbor

Creating, organizing, and manning an LHCOS advocacy booth at reptile shows and other events.

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01:00 PMLunch Break – Replay from the Archives

Take a lunch break or stick around and catch a replay from the Crab Con archives.

02:00 PMCrabs Just Wanna Have Fun By Dan Comoss, Samantha DeniusCoenobita Curiousities

How hermit crabs interact–and the role of environment in play.

03:00 PMFrugal Feeding By Kelly Elder

The Waste-Not-Want-Not Approach to Hermit Crab Feeding.

04:00 PMExtreme Crabitat Makeover By Christine SandbergChristine's Crab Care
05:00 PMHermit Crabs and Human Healing By Ginnie SorianoHobo Hermie
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06:00 PMDay One Wrap Up By Stacy Griffith, Mary Akers

Join Stacy and Mary to wrap up the day and prep for tomorrow!

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06:15 PMDay One Replay

Re-watch (or catch what you missed) Main Stage presentations in this video replay. The video is one long compilation of today’s presentations but you can jump to whatever you’d like to watch. This is also an opportunity for crabby friends around the world to tune in during their day time hours. The replay will be available until Crab Con opening Saturday morning. If you are in the middle of a presentation at that time your video will stop playing and the Main Stage will update with the live kick off with Stacy and Mary.

10:30 AMUnderstanding E’s By Stacy BoltzThe Healthy Hermit

Live Session

11:30 AMBuilding a Bioactive Crabitat Live Q&A By Grace SwainJosh's Frogs

Join Grace Swain live after her presentation for a question and answer session!

12:30 PMChat with Carol Ann Ormes By Carol Ann OrmesLHCOS Founder, Owner of Jonathon Livingston Crab
01:30 PMBaby Talk!

Ask our captive-bred baby adopters anything you want to know about caring for the babies.

02:30 PMCreating 3-D Printed and Nature-Sourced Crafts for Your Crabitat By Savannah ClaussenThe Little Crabby Co-Op
03:30 PMFrugal Feeding Live Q&A By Kelly Elder

Join Kelly Elder for a live question and answer session!

04:30 PMExtreme Crabitat Makeover Live Q&A By Christine SandbergChristine's Crab Care

Join Christine for a live question and answer session!

05:30 PMWhen Disaster Strikes By Andrea Skinner

How to Handle Common Crabitat Problems that May Arise.

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  • Session
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08:45 AMGood Morning Crab Con! By Mary Akers, Stacy GriffithHosts

Welcome and daily schedule recap with Stacy and Mary.

09:00 AMSpecies Update By FJ Ong PramonoHappy Crabbie

Announcing Two New Coenobita species classifications!

10:00 AMCranky Crabs By Becca DelkLHCOS Local Representative - Georgia

Possible Causes of Aggression and How to Address Them.

11:00 AMBringing Nature Inside By Jeanne SinghassBecause of Crabs, LHCOS Local Representative - Virginia

How and Where to Use Foraged Items in Your Crabitat.

12:00 PMHermit Crab, Hermit Crab What Do You See? By Kelsey A Feighner, Jay DaSilvaProfessor Pinchy's Puzzle Emporium, Hermit Crab Association

Understanding Hermit Crab Senses.

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01:00 PMLunch Break – Replay From Archives

Take a lunch break or stick around and catch a replay from the Crab Con archives.

02:00 PMWhat is That Thing?? By Tammy Weick, Moa LundbergThe Hermit Crab Patch, LHCOS Local Representative - Sweden

Understanding the Hermit Crab’s Unusual Anatomy.

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03:00 PMOn The Cheap By Rita ClemensLHCOS Local Representative - New Jersey

A Stroll Through the Dollar Tree to Outfit Your Crabitat

04:00 PMTiny Toppers By Jeff Songster

Making the Most of Your Crabitat Space.

05:00 PMThe Wild Crabs of St John By Sarah PorterTwo Claws Up
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06:00 PMDay Two Wrap Up By Mary Akers, Stacy GriffithHosts
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06:15 PMDay Two Replay

Re-watch (or catch what you missed) Main Stage presentations in this video replay. The video is one long compilation of today’s presentations but you can jump to whatever you’d like to watch. This is also an opportunity for crabby friends around the world to tune in during their day time hours. The replay will be available until Crab Con opening Sunday morning. If you are in the middle of a presentation at that time your video will stop playing and the Main Stage will update with the live kick off with Stacy and Mary.

10:30 AMBaby Talk!

Ask our captive-bred baby adopters anything you want to know about caring for the babies.

11:30 AMKeeping Captive-Bred Hermit Crabs By Mary Akers, Grace SwainHermit House, Josh's Frogs
12:30 PMEverything Shells By Evie MichalakHermit Harbor, LHCOS Local Representative - Florida
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02:30 PMCaution: That New Hermit Crab May Steal Your Heart (A Love Story) By Tricia LandersJust 2 Old Crabs
03:30 PMDiscussing The New Food List Recommendations By Stacy Griffith, Stacey May, Stacy Boltz

Stacy Griffith, Stacey May, and Stacy Boltz discuss the all new, fully researched hermit crab food list.

04:30 PMTiny Toppers Live Q&A By Jeff Songster

Join Jeff Songster for a live question and answer session.

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  • Session
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08:45 AMGood Morning Crab Con! By Stacy Griffith, Mary AkersHosts

Welcome and daily schedule recap with Stacy and Mary.

09:00 AMMicro Shells for Megalopa By Su-Han KimKorea

How to find and process them.

10:00 AMThe Art Of The Hermit Crab By Katie Hildal

A Slide Show of Hermit Crab Art Through the Ages.

11:00 AMPlastic Pollution By Dr. Judith WeisProfessor Emeritus Rutger's University

And How it Affects Wild Hermits.

12:00 PMMyth Busters By Savannah ClaussenThe Little Crabby Co-Op

Common Hermit Crab Misconceptions, Corrected.

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01:00 PMLunch Break – Replay From Archives

Take a lunch break or stick around and catch a replay from the Crab Con archives.

02:00 PMHermit Crab Enrichment By Dakota Moes

Tips, Tricks, and DIYs.

03:00 PMCrustacean Plantation By Angela SayreCrustacean Plantation

A Wild Waystation Update.

04:00 PMThe Wild Hermit Crabs Role in a Healthy Ecosystem By Mary AkersEarth, Water, Fire Studio, Hermit House, LHCOS VP, Local Representative - Virgina
05:00 PMCrab Con 2023 Preview! By Mary AkersEarth, Water, Fire Studio, Hermit House, LHCOS VP, Local Representative - Virginia

A first look at our new in-person conference hotel and space.

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06:00 PMDay Three Replay

Re-watch (or catch what you missed) Main Stage presentations in this video replay. The video is one long compilation of today’s presentations but you can jump to whatever you’d like to watch. This is also an opportunity for crabby friends around the world to tune in during their day time hours. The replay will be available until Crab Con midnight EST Sunday July 10th, 2022.sunday

10:30 AMBasic Crab Care By Amanda MitchellLHCOS Local Representative, North Carolina
11:30 AMSelling Online

A round table discussion with some of our favorite hermit crab shops.

12:30 PMMyth Busters Live Q&A By Savannah ClaussenThe Little Crabby Co-Op

Join Savannah for a live question and answer session!

02:30 PMHermit Crab Enrichment Live Q&A By Dakota Moes

Join Dakota for a live question and answer session!

03:30 PMBaby Talk!

Ask our captive-bred baby adopters anything you want to know about caring for the babies.

FAQs

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  • What if I miss a presentation?

    If you purchased a Full Access or VIP ticket you will be able to rewatch all of the presentations and sessions for one year after the event.

  • Whats the difference between Full Access and VIP tickets?

    Free stuff!! Loads of free stuff! VIPs get an event canvas tote bag filled with crab swag.

  • What is a session?

    A session is a live video chat with a person or group on a set topic. Think of it as a room you can drop in to. You can even participate via video!

  • How does a virtual conference work?

    Check out this video tutorial:
    https://crabcon.org/how-does-it-work/

  • Will there be hermit crabs for sale?

    We do not sell hermit crabs. Captive bred baby hermit crabs are available to adopt by approval only.

  • Where do I find vendor deals?

    Enter the Expo and locate the vendor booths. If they are offering a coupon code or special deal it will be displayed on their booth.

  • How will I know when a presentation has started?

    In the reception area you will see an indicator that there is a live presentation happening.

    There is also a full schedule on the event page.

    From the event page you can add specific talks to your personal calendar as a reminder.

  • Can I shop the Expo while talks are live?

    Yes! The vendor booths will be open once the event begins.
    If the booth owner is currently speaking they will not be available live in their booth. However, you can still shop.

  • Can I use a phone or tablet to attend Crab Con?

    Yes but your experience will be less than idea. If you must use a mobile device please install the HopIn app. The web browser on your phone will not function in an acceptable manner.

  • Is there a hermit crab conference?

    Yes! Crab Con is the first, and currently the only, conference devoted exclusively to land hermit crabs.

  • What is the difference between the Main Stage and Sessions?

    Main Stage presentations are pre-recorded. At the end of each day, the Main Stage presentations for that day will replay as one continuous video overnight. You can jump to whatever presentation you wish.

    A session is a live panel of presenters. There will be no end of day replay of sessions.

    Main Stage presentations will be available to VIP and All Access ticket holders immediately after Crab Con ends. Sessions will be available to VIP and All Access ticket holders approximately two weeks after Crab Con ends.