Acclimation time: 3 hours Arrival packaging PH: < 7 Nitrite: < .05 Nitrate: 10 ppm Specific Gravity: 1.021 With the low PH I took 3 full hour to acclimate her (I think) using a turkey baster as a water adding measure and keeping an air stone in the acclimation chamber. I wrote Tom before SueNami died and asked to be put on any list (or start one) for the next baby briareus. He replied that babies were not likely until spring but for me to watch the website as he expected some in the coming week or two. GHolland caught the availabilty announcement and I contacted Tom after SunNami's death. He had a small one available and I put my name on it . I also had him send me as many live bait shrimp as would fit in the package without increasing the shipping. I knew there was a chance some or all of the shrimp would not make the trip but that they would likely be OK to freeze. Tom could only get 6 shrimp to fit and 5 arrived alive with the 6th having no smell was offered to and accepted by KaySoh near the end of her acclimation (I prefer to feed before release). When I looked at the shrimp acclimating on the stove, I had to take a picture as it struck me as funny - not your normal shrimp dinner. KaySoh (I guess I should explain that Neal named her after the Spanish word for cheese because we tend to mispronounce briareus as brie air us ) acted much like SueNami and would not come out of the critter keeper (SueNami had to be removed from the bag as he was too large for the critter keeper) when put in the water. I finally tipped the container up toward the dark wall and she voluntarily exited, went to the wall and then slid down into the LR. We did not expect to see her again for a few days and were pleasantly surprised when she started peeking out of the LR while our neighbors were visiting and sitting on the love seat directly in front of the tank. She has not come completely out of from her protection but she has been active behind the rock, visible most of the evening and put an arm through the cross over tube once. There is a live shrimp and a crab on the other side when she decides to go hunting and gauging from her demeanor, she is likely to find them tonight.