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Crab Con 2020

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· Expo
Opening Reception/Sneak Peek
This is a chance for attendees to enter the conference venue early in order to socialize on the chat stream and shop in the vendor booths.
Stacy Griffith Mary Akers
· Stage
Conference Welcome
Just a quick welcome to the conference from your organizers.
Stacy Griffith Mary Akers
· Stage
Welcome from your hosts
Just a quick hello from your organizers, along with a recap of how things will work today.
Stacy Griffith Mary Akers
· Stage
THE ADDITION OF LIVE PLANTS TO THE CRABITAT: A General Guide
Jay Dasilva talks about the benefits and drawbacks of adding live plants to the crabitat.
Jay Dasilva
· Sessions
Baby Cam!
All captive-bred babies all the time.
Mary Akers
· Stage
SUBSTRATE: Getting to the Bottom of Things
A discussion by Rizky Chandra about his experimentation with various substrates.
Rizky Chandra
· Stage
ADVANCED LIGHTING OPTIONS FOR THE CRABITAT
Laura Carroll breaks down the many options for lighting your crabitat, including an advanced look at options along multiple spectra.
Laura Carroll
· Sessions
LET’S START A REVOLUTION: Shaking Up the Hermit Crab Industry
A panel discussion about how best to shake up the hermit crab industry, led and moderated by Rose Marie Senary,
Helena Gwully Rizky Chandra rita clemens Kelsey Feighner Rose Marie Senary
· Sessions
HERMIT CRABS ON THE BOARDWALK
Beth Carducci will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about her summer advocacy work at the Boardwalk in Ocean City.
Beth Carducci
· Stage
FORAGING: Gathering and Preparing Foraged Items for the Hermit Crab Enclosure
Jeanne Singhass takes us into the woods on her property and walks us through the many available items for hermit crab foraging in her area.
Jeanne Singhass
· Sessions
Selling Online
Vendors who sell on various platforms will be on hand to answer your questions about selling hermit crab products online.
Stacy Boltz Stacy Griffith Mary Akers Courtney Karr
· Stage
A Beginners Guide To Feeding Your Hermit Crabs....And Introduction To Dehydrating
Dan and Samantha walk us through the process of dehydrating. DON'T FORGET to search for Fleabag during the talk and enter to win their Where's Fleabag prize!
Samantha Denius Dan Comoss
· Stage
INTRODUCTION TO DIY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Ian Green walks us through the methods he has employed for regulating his massive, multi-tank, environmentally controlled crabitat. Will start 5 minutes early.
ian green
· Stage
THE GREAT CRAB REHAB: Helping a Sick or Injured Crab
Sherri Werdebaugh tells the story of rehabilitating her injured and (mostly) legless crab, William Robert, and how they bonded throughout the process.
Sherri Werdebaugh
· Sessions
DIY Environmental Control Systems Q&A
This is a special, live Q&A session with Ian Green to follow up on his talk. May involve live demos if requested.
ian green
· Stage
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CRAB SEX BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHO TO ASK
Dr, Chris Tudge breaks it down for us--Crab Sex! Features some amazing micron photography of sex tubes. Rated PG-13.
Christopher Tudge
· Sessions
Q&A with Dr. Christopher Tudge
This is where attendees will gather to ask Dr. Tudge a million and one follow-up questions after his talk.
Christopher Tudge
· Stage
Day One Playbacks
This is an open time for our overseas attendees to catch up on the day's talks in one long video recap.
Laura Carroll Christopher Tudge Jay Dasilva Rizky Chandra Dan Comoss ian green Sherri Werdebaugh Jeanne Singhass Samantha Denius
· Stage
Day Two Welcome
A quick hello from your organizers, along with a recap of how things will work for Day Two.
Stacy Griffith Mary Akers
· Stage
COENOBITA VARIABILIS: from A to Z
Helena Gwully tells us all about her favorite hermit crab species using some amazing videos and close-up images.
Helena Gwully
· Stage
WALKING SIDEWAYS: The Remarkable World of Crabs
Judith Weis explains the many species of crabs (not just hermits), both aquatic and marine. Her book "Walking Sideways" is available in the Expo.
Judith Weis
· Sessions
Breeding Panel
This is a chance for attendees to ask questions of keepers who have given breeding a try. Find out what worked and didn't work for the species they attempted.
Tammy Weick Kelsey Feighner Stacy Boltz Sue Brown Dan Comoss Helena Gwully Moa Lundberg Mary Akers
· Sessions
Q&A with Dr. Judith Weis
Q&A with Dr. Judith Weis
Judith Weis
· Stage
COLLECTION AND EXPORT OF HERMIT CRABS IN INDONESIA
Felix Pramono describes collection techniques and species capture in Indonesia.
FELIX ADHI PRAMONO
· Stage
BREEDING 101: Simpler Methods Anyone Can Try
Mary Akers takes us step-by-step through an inexpensive, lower-effort, MacGyvered breeding attempt that was extremely successful.
Mary Akers
· Sessions
Q&A (live) with Mary Akers after her Breeding Talk
Mary Akers
· Stage
CRAB ID USING SETAE PATTERNS
Moa Lundberg describes her process for lifelong positive ID of hermit crabs and how she came to this breakthrough conclusion.
Moa Lundberg
· Stage
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HERMIT CRAB ENRICHMENT
Kelsey Feighner offers myriad ways to make your hermit crab's life and environment more stimulating and enriching. You'll find yourself itching to make changes.
Kelsey Feighner
· Sessions
Live Q&A with Kelsey Feighner
A chance to ask Kelsey all your enrichment questions.
Kelsey Feighner
· Stage
RESEARCHING 101: Making Educated Hermit Crab Care Decisions
Courtney Karr walks us through her methodical step-by-step methods for researching safe hermit crab products and practices with on-screen tutorials.
Courtney Karr
· Sessions
ISOPODS: Best Practices for adding and maintaining them
Courtney Karr answers your isopod questions, including care and feeding, where to purchase, and what species work best for specific habitats.
Courtney Karr
· Sessions
Finding Hermit Crab Supplies in Canada
A space for Canadian hermit crab keepers to get advice on how to locate hard-to-find supplies in Canada with help from crabby Canadian Sara Dunn.
Sara Dunn
· Stage
ADVOCACY FOR INVERTS AND INTROVERTS
Stacy Griffith discusses the importance of hermit crab advocacy, breaks down the many ways we can advocate, and offers tips for even the shyest among us.
Stacy Griffith
· Sessions
Q&A with Stacy Griffith
Follow-up Q&A with Stacy Griffith after her talk.
Stacy Griffith
· Sessions
General Care Session
Just starting out? Here is a session where you can get all of your care questions answered.
Courtney Karr Darcy Madsen Moa Lundberg Jeanne Singhass Anna Keel Rose Marie Senary Stacy Griffith rita clemens
· Stage
Day Three Welcome
Just a quick hello from your organizers, along with a recap of how things will work today.
Stacy Griffith Mary Akers
· Stage
THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF LHCOS
Vanessa Pike-Russell gives us a fascinating and historical recap of the earliest beginnings of The Crab Street Journal and LHCOS.
Vanessa Pike-Russell
· Sessions
CREATING 3-D FOAM BACKGROUNDS
Darcy Madsen and a panel of crab keepers answer your questions about best practices and pitfalls in the creation of 3-D foam backgrounds.
Jessica  Guth Jay Dasilva Kelsey Feighner Darcy Madsen
· Stage
HELP! I'VE GOT BABIES AND KNOW NOTHING
Sue Brown offers a glimpse into the world of a crab keeper who one day stumbles upon zoeae in her pool...and then makes history.
Sue Brown
· Sessions
The LHCOS Adoption Program
Get all your adoption questions answered by Anna Keel, Mary Akers, and Rose Marie Senary--information on both regular and captive-bred adoptions.
Anna Keel Rose Marie Senary Mary Akers
· Stage
ECOLOGY OF LAND HERMIT CRABS IN TAIWAN: Conservation through Ecotourism
Chia-Hsuan Hsu explains his fascinating research on land hermit crabs in Taiwan, including Birgus latro, the coconut crab.
Chia-Hsuan Hsu
· Sessions
Everything Shells
Jeanne Singhass moderates a question-and-answer panel covering shell types, shell sizing, species preferences, and more.
Darcy Madsen Sara Dunn Jeanne Singhass
· Stage
DEMYSTIFYING THE SURFACE MOLT (The Non-Sciency Edition)
Rita Clemens breaks down the surface molt and gives sound, non-sciency advice to follow in the event you find your crab molting above ground.
rita clemens
· Sessions
Bringing At-Home Crab Research to the Next Level
Dr. Tudge explains the methods needed to take our extensive anecdotal evidence and move it into the scientific realm.
Christopher Tudge Dan Comoss Moa Lundberg Stacy Griffith Courtney Karr
· Stage
MEET ME UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Tammy Weick's spectacular close-up montage of hermit crab larvae will shake up everything you thought you know about the history of hc breeding.
Tammy Weick
· Sessions
Live Q&A with Tammy Weik
Tammy Weick
· Stage
CRABS IN THE CLASSROOM AND THEIR EDUCATIONAL VALUE
Darcy Madsen explains the creative ways she has found to bring hermit crabs into her teaching modules--and how to take education beyond the classroom.
Darcy Madsen
· Sessions
Effective Social Media Advocay
Brooke Madsen and Jessica Kat Guth will discuss some of the social media platforms and the best way to use them to advocate for hermits.
Brooke Madsen Jessica  Guth
· Sessions
A Conversation with Carol Ann Ormes (and a guest appearance by Jonathan Livingston Crab)
Meet Carol Ann Ormes and learn about her almost 44-year history with Jonathan Livingston Crab. With a guest appearance by Jonathan himself.
Stacy Griffith Carol Ann  Ormes Mary Akers
· Stage
Bioactive Crabitats (with a focus on water quality)
Discusses water quality, lighting, microfauna, flora, and diet in regards to land hermit crabs. This is a replay of a 2018 talk.
Courtney Karr
· Expo
Final Shopping and Socializing
A final chance to chat and shop before the conference officially closes at 7pm EST.
Stacy Griffith Mary Akers

Speakers

Jessica Guth

Crabscape Creations

Brooke Madsen

Crab Central Station

Stacy Boltz

The Healthy Hermit (Etsy shop owner)

Laura Carroll

Lighting options for the Crabitat

Sara Dunn

Finding Hermit Crab Supplies in Canada

Samantha Denius

A Beginner's Guide to Feeding Your Hermit Crabs...And an Introduction to Dehydrating

Carol Ann Ormes

Owner of Jonathan Livingston Crab

Beth Carducci

Hermit Crab Advocate on the Jersey Shore

Anna Keel

LHCOS Adoption Manager

rita clemens

DEMYSTIFYING THE SURFACE MOLT (The Non-Sciency Edition)

Jeanne Singhass

FORAGING: Gathering and Preparing Foraged Items for the Hermit Crab Enclosure

Mary Akers

BREEDING 101: Simpler Methods Anyone Can Try

Stacy Griffith

ADVOCACY FOR INVERTS AND INTROVERTS

Rose Marie Senary

START A REVOLUTION: Shaking Up the Hermit Crab Industry

Sue Brown

HELP! I'VE GOT BABIES AND KNOW NOTHING

Sherri Werdebaugh

THE GREAT CRAB REHAB: Helping a Sick or Injured Crab

Tammy Weick

MEET ME UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

ian green

INTRODUCTION TO DIY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

FELIX ADHI PRAMONO

COLLECTION AND EXPORT OF HERMIT CRABS IN INDONESIA

Helena Gwully

COENOBITA VARIABILIS: From A to Z

Kelsey Feighner

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HERMIT CRAB ENRICHMENT

Dan Comoss

A Beginners Guide To Feeding Your Hermit Crabs....And Introduction To Dehydrating

Rizky Chandra

SUBSTRATE: Getting to the Bottom of It

Moa Lundberg

CRAB ID USING SETAE PATTERNS

Judith Weis

WALKING SIDEWAYS: The Remarkable World of Crabs

Darcy Madsen

CRABS IN THE CLASSROOM (And Their Educational Value)

Jay Dasilva

THE ADDITION OF LIVE PLANTS TO THE CRABITAT

Vanessa Pike-Russell

THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF LHCOS

Courtney Karr

RESEARCHING 101: Making Educated Hermit Crab Care Decisions

Christopher Tudge

Everything You Wanted to Know About Hermit Crab Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask

Chia-Hsuan Hsu

The Ecology of Land Hermit Crabs in Taiwan: Conservation through Ecotourism

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International (Virtual) Hermit Crab Conference sponsored by LHCOS, CrabStreet Journal, Hermit House, and EarthWaterFireStudio

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EarthWaterFireStudio

Products for the Fashionable, Well-Fed Hermit Crab

Because of Crabs (Moss and Such)

Moss and Other Foraged Items for Your Hermits

Crab Street Journal

The Crab Street Market

CrabScapeCreations

Toys and décor for your shelled children.

BioactiveFX

Cholla wood, hermit crab food, and other bioactive goodies!

Cornell University Press

Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs

Coenobita Canada

Handmade decor and custom foods for your hermit crabs

Coenobita Creations

Fresh, Nutritious Food for Hermit Crabs and other pets

Coenobita Curiosities

Offering curious items to enrich your hermit crabs lives!

Catalpa Tree Designs US

Laser Cut jewelry, keychains and crabitat accessories.

The Shell Store

Hand-selected shells for hermit crab owners

Hermit Grub

Premium Hermit Crab Food

Maureen Mahaney

Maureen's Stitch N Sew

Hermie Homemades

Ramps, ladders, and more

CrabboCave

Hermit crab quantities makes sense!

Artisan Crafts and Eclectic Creations by Kyle Lefort

Unique and Whimsical jewelry and Decor

Just2OldCrabs

Healthy Homemade Hermit Crab Food Fresh From Duplin County, NC