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This site was created to serve as a permanent record of the hobbyists who made captive breeding possible.  Their hard work and dedication may someday lead to the end of harvesting wild hermit crabs for the pet trade. Hermit crabs are collected by the millions each year for the pet trade. The vast majority of them die before ever being purchased. Of the millions sold as pets, few survive beyond their first year in captivity.

Wild hermit crabs face threats from climate change and overwhelming plastic pollution.

Captive breeding is a major obstacle in species conservation but hobbyists are devoted to making captive breeding sustainable.