Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

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Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

Post by PinchersAndShells » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:03 pm

I had the privilege of attending the adoption event for mlakers captive bred hermit crabs last weekend, as well as Crab Con! I adopted three baby hermits, I’m not quite sure what species my little guys are but I’m sure time will tell. They’re very cute and have been settling into their new digs, I’ll be sure to update with crabitat pictures when I’m finished tweaking it.
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Aaaand a size reference picture..... they love climbing the silicone of their enclosure.
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:12 pm

Wow! So sweet. Babies are always so cute no matter the species.
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Post by Xenocrab » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 pm

We got all the same stuff! We are so in love with our babies! ImageImageImage

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Post by curlysister » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:14 pm

Oh my! Those tiny guys are so cute!
And that's some awesome looking swag!
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Post by Motörcrab » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:56 pm

It was an awesome event, if you like hermit crabs of course! Otherwise I'm sure it would be torture! Lol! I was wondering if it would get a little dull after several hours, it didn't. I know this started out as just an adoption weekend for Mary's babies. Then it slowly morphed into a convention. I heard some talk about one next year. If it does happen the organizers want to give everyone a longer heads up and also invite more organizations such as the HCA to be in attendance as well.

It was great to talk and meet some other people face to face rather than in front of a screen. I met PinchersandShells on Sunday and RiNiKy on on Saturday. Fleabag was even there dressed up as a Purrrr-ple Pincher in a green purrr-bo shell!

The prices were great at the vendors, we picked up a ton of foods from Stacy at Crab Street Journal, and a ton of various shells from Ken at The Shell Store. Their shell prices were extremely reasonable, I would guess almost half of retail anywhere else! The presentations were excellent. I found Courtney Karr's (the Cholla Queen) presentation on water and creating a bioactive crabitat very interesting.

If another convention is planned for next year Xeno and I will try our best to attend. It was a really good time.
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:16 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Wow! So sweet. Babies are always so cute no matter the species.
Thank you!
Xenocrab wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 pm
We got all the same stuff! We are so in love with our babies!
Yours are so cute!
curlysister wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Oh my! Those tiny guys are so cute!
And that's some awesome looking swag!
I agree :D
Motörcrab wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:56 pm
It was an awesome event, if you like hermit crabs of course! Otherwise I'm sure it would be torture! Lol!
I’ll ask the guest I brought, he knows almost nothing about hermits! :lol: And if there’s one next year I’ll also try to attend again!
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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 am

That's awesome that it all went so well. Honestly sounds like an amazing event, next year if my bank account allows it, I'd love to go! (Especially if its located somewhere convenient like LA so I can step right off the plane without worrying about catching a connecting flight!)

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Post by ThatMamaDawn » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:01 am

Holy smokes those babies!


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Post by GotButterflies » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:04 am

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!! I love seeing all of these babies!! They are adorable! :)

Nice loot!! I just ordered a shirt :) Didn't you get a Crab Con bag too?
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Post by Motörcrab » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:27 am

We all got bags that have the Crab Con logo! We also got adoption certificates with the babies too! :)
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:28 am

GotButterflies wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:04 am
Thank you so much for sharing the pictures!! I love seeing all of these babies!! They are adorable! :)

Nice loot!! I just ordered a shirt :) Didn't you get a Crab Con bag too?
I did! I forgot to take pictures of it. I also didn’t take pictures of the adoption certificate. :lol: I took these pictures after getting back to the hotel room after the convention so no wonder I forgot! My brain was all over the place.
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We all got bags that have the Crab Con logo! We also got adoption certificates with the babies too! :)
I think I’m going to frame my certificate and hang it above the crabitats. :)
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 am
That's awesome that it all went so well. Honestly sounds like an amazing event, next year if my bank account allows it, I'd love to go! (Especially if its located somewhere convenient like LA so I can step right off the plane without worrying about catching a connecting flight!)

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Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:33 am

Here’s a few of the pictures I took at the actual convention of some of the vendors booths, from my Instagram story. :) I don’t have any regular pictures of CSJ’s booth because they had multiple tables so I ended up taking a short video of it. :lol:
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Baby Hermit Crabs + Crab Con Loot!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:04 am

I didn’t know if I should add to your thread or make a new one, I hope you don’t mind me posting these here. I finally got a few decent pics of my babies. They’re so tiny my phone camera doesn’t want to focus on them. They were being so cute this morning.
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Post by The Crab Maid » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:05 pm

So cute.

I'm mad I had to miss it because of my surgery. >: (

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Post by Xenocrab » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:33 pm

I think we are all hoping for a CrabCon 2020! I know we will definitely be there for it!

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