Our straw named Valentine (adopted on v-day) passed. He burrowed down almost as soon as we got him home, either destressing or molting - we'll never know. Would it be horribly wrong of me not to tell my 7yr old about Val's passing? He's been buried so long that I don't think Alex would notice he's gone? For now, I think I'm going to keep it to myself. On a happier note: Our other two straws are doing well. Cue(as in cupid) who was adopted the same day, is fiesty. He picked a new shell within a week of arrival. He LOVES to climb...especially along the top of the tank. Red was buried for several weeks, but emerged and took Zook's old shell. Currently he's munching on a raisin.