Hey! So i have an Emperor scorpion. His name is Riley and I got him from a local exotic pet store. The man was surprised I've now had Riley for almost 2 years (maybe it has been? i am not sure when i initially got him! could be more). He said that usually people who buy scorpions from him, the scorpion will die a few days later because the man just didn't take care of them (always under a desk in tiny little containers, for who knows how long?).
Anyways, Riley has been fine up until now. His tail is straight behind him. He walks fine, he's always been a slow walker. His tail has been like this for some time now. When I poke at him, it goes right back up. I'll admit the man told me the opposite of how I should keep Riley- I have not been spraying his tank down with water to keep the humidity up- I have NEVER done this in the time I had him, either. I learned recently that I have his keep all wrong. I am going to Petco tomorrow to buy the correct soil and a heating pad and have started spraying him and will be adding saran wrap to the lid of his cage to keep humidity. I feel so bad and I hope I can bring him back to life.
Anyone know if he will make it? I have no clue how old he is, either. But he's stayed alive for all this time which is great, he's strong willed!
EDIT: the whole time i've had him, he has never molted. i just learned scorps may live 3-5 years and when i got him he was an adult i guess, and i've had him for 2-3 years now. so maybe he's going of old age?