Advertisement I have had an Asian forest scorpion which hasn't eaten for a month even once since I got it at repticon a month ago, fine usually no problem. Then I noticed a string or fiber wrapped around and under one leg and sticking out of her mouth (think it's female) I think I can pull it out, but only if I can paralyze it for about maybe 2-4 minutes. I initially tried with a shallow bowl in a critter keeper and ended up with an enraged baking soda and vinegar caked scorpion!! After giving her a bath by sloshing her around in Luke warm water and misting her for 10 minutes, I ended up with an even angrier, but spotless scorpion, none the worse for wear. I can see that she's almost like a fish with a hook hanging out of the mouth. Here's my 2nd future attempt at a CO2 anesthesia chamber that will keep the crud off but let the gas in. I have a heavy book that will go on top. Any thoughts on time limits and chances of success? It's obvious that someone put food on a string and dangled it in front of the scorpion, but it can't spit out or digest the string. I feel that this might suppress the feeding reflexes.