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StellaMN said:
What type of acclimation process did you use? I know that starfish can be tricky to acclimate and will shed arms when stressed....not sure if the serpents/brittles fall into this category
Jodi has hit the proverbial nail right on the head. Brittle stars are called this colloquial name for this very reason. If the Seastar survives, it will grow new rays to replace those that have proken off. Under some circumstances the arms may regrow into new specimens, but without a piece of the main body/mouth this is unlikely.

For most specimens of the phylum Echinodermata, acclimitization is everything.
 
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