FRIDAY JULY 9TH
9-10AM~MEET ME UNDER THE MICROSCOPE by Tammy Weick (We’re opening the conference with a repeat showing of this beautiful video from last year.)
10-11AM~ IT’S ALIVE!! What’s in Your Bioactive Substrate? by Jay De Silva
11AM-12PM~Coenobitidae in Sinistral (Left Handed) Shells : How Hermit Crabs Adapt to What Mother Nature Gives by FJ Ong Pramono
12-1PM~ADOPTION UPDATE: Stats from the Front Lines of Matchmaking Hermits and Owners by Anna Keel
1-2PM~WHAT’S FOR DINNER? Tips for Food Storage and Meal Planning, Hermit-Crab Style by Jessy Stoneroad
2-3PM~ON THE CHEAP: A Stroll Through the Dollar Store to Outfit Your Crabitat by Rita Clemens
4-5PM~CLIMBING CRABBIES: Adding Toppers to Your Tank by Kelsey A Feighner
5-6PM~ADOPTION STORIES: Captive-bred Baby Adopters, in their own words by Darcy and Brooke Madsen
6PM-8AM~FRIDAY talks will replay on the Main Stage overnight for our overseas members.
SATURDAY JULY 10TH
9-10am~TRASH HOMES: The Plight of Coenobita purpureus in Okinawa, Japan (a photo essay) by Shawn Miller
10-11AM~SHELL FLIPPERS: Turbo curnutus, from Snail Shell to Hermit Crab Home (In Korean, with English subtitles) by Kim Suhan
11AM-12PM~TWO CLAWS UP: A New York City Rescue by Sarah Sarah Elizabeth Porter
12-1PM~GARDENING FOR HERMITS: Tips for Growing and Storing Edible Flowers by Amber Miner
1-2PM~HERMIT CRAB ANATOMY: aka What IS that thing?? by Moa Lundberg
2-3PM~LAND HERMIT CRAB CONSERVATION IN BERMUDA: Challenges and Opportunities by Alison Copeland, Biodiversity Officer, Bermuda Dept of Environment and Natural Resources
3-4PM~THE MECHANICS OF MOLTING by Tammy Weick
4-5PM~STUDYING STRAWS: What I’ve Learned from Living with Berry Manilow by Sherri Werdebaugh
5-6PM~WHAT DO HERMIT CRABS DO AT NIGHT? Macy Burnett Reads from her New Children’s Book
6PM-8AM~SATURDAY talks will replay on the Main Stage overnight for our overseas members.
SUNDAY JULY 11th
9-10AM~Fostering Ecotourism by Educating the Public on Land Hermit Crabs in Taiwan by Chia-Hsuan Hsu
10-11AM~THE FILTERED KREISEL : A Lazy Breeder’s Guide to Raising Hermit Crab Zoeae by Rizky Perdana Chandra Putranto
11AM-12PM~CRUSTACEAN PLANTATION: A Wild Waystation by Angela Sayre
12-1PM~TIPS FOR THE TRANSPORT AND DONATION OF UNEXPECTED ZOEAE by Kelly Kurtz
1-2PM~GETTING WYZE IN THE CRABITAT: Effective and Creative Uses for Your Wyze Camera by Marion Traylor
2-3PM~Our Summer Vacation with Jonathan Livingston Crab by Mike Vukoder and Melissa Pritt Vukoder
3-4PM~PUTTING IT UP FOR WINTER: Cleaning, Preparing, and Storing Your Foraged Items by Jeanne Singhass
4-5PM~IN MEMORIAM: Jonathan Livingston Crab, A Slideshow Tribute of his 45-years with Carol Ann Ormes (Carol Ann will be on hand to chat and answer questions during this)
5-6PM Conference Wrap-Up with Stacy Griffith and Mary Akers
6PM-2AM~SUNDAY videos will play overnight for our overseas attendees.
11:30AM~Mary Akers HERMIT HOUSE BREEDING: A Global Update
12:30PM~DRAWING CRABS: A Live Drawing Session with Aunril Omenn.
1:30PM~Dr. Chris Tudge: Basic Scientific Methods for the Hermit Crab Hobbyist: A Discussion
9:30AM~Sue Brown: Feeding Hermits From Your Pantry
10:30AM~Judith S. Weis FIDDLER CRABS. Dr. Judith Weiss introduces us to the fiddler crab, enigmatic denizen of the littoral zone.
11:30AM Brayden Smith: Tips and tricks for affordable crab care for younger keepers (assisted by Rita Clemens)
3:30PM~Darcy Madsen and Serina Huffman : IN THE KITCHEN: Creating Culinary Delights for Your Crabs
9:30AM~Jay De Silva: Where to Find Hermit Crab Supplies in Australia (assisted by Helena Gwully)
11:30AM~Angela Sayre: A Live Look Behind the Scenes of Crustacean Plantation.