Just finished acckimating (2 hrs) a female briareus sent to me by Tom, with some eggs. At first she seemed rather occupied with finding a way out, now she is stuck to the glass with her arms spiraling tightly. I have read this is an indicator that she is dying. I know it could be stress from the whole ordeal, I've tested my water routinely, including yesterday and today, and everyhting is perfect, 0 nit, 0 NH3, S.G.- 1.025. Everything else in the tank is doing well. Does anyone know if the spiraling arm symptom is a certain indicator of a specific issue like (medical) shock, toxicity etc? I have the room adn tank lites out with just a little red lite going. Any ideas on anything I can do? The only thing that concerns me about the tank is the water feels awfully cold. The thermostat is set to 68F and the seperate thermometer reads that as well. It is likely much colder than room air and the acclimation water from my tank probably warms up in the drip bag to room temp. Could this cause shock/death? Any other water tests to take to LFS for? I have not done any Cu test because I live on well water and know exactly what my pipes ect are made of. Also, snails etc are fine. Also, if she does die now, any suggestions on manually removing the eggs she claimed and stuffed in her mantle? (or maybe she ate them?) OK, after typing all that, She has relaxed quite a bit, tho the last 1-1 1/2" of her arms are spiraled, but not at all like she was a moment ago. Is it possible that I just scared her? Does being startled illicit that response? (No ink).