Advertisement I recently bought my first scorpion that being an emperor scorpion. He is a juvenile and have had him for about ~3 weeks and i monitor his temp/humidity and he has eaten mostly crickets (hasn't eaten in about 4-5 days though). Anyways while feeding him I usually just remove his hide and offer food and he takes it then I carefully place the hide back in. This time however he turned down his food so I proceed to place the hide back on and he suddenly jolted and I accidentally crushed him. I didn't even realize till probably 1-2 hours later when I noticed he wasn't roaming his surroundings like he usually does at night. The back part of his abdomen looked weak and hollow and the front was more prominent and his tail was flat. I really thought he was dead. I went to dispose of him but he started moving. Since then (~30 mins ago) his body looks better and he can lift his tail if I touch him but he is still mostly unresponsive and not moving. I'm a new owner and made a terrible mistake and I've sat here the last 30 minutes feeling really bad and guilty and just need some advice and any experience with this. I'm thinking I wait it out a day or two to see if he survives but if he dies I might really consider not getting another it was a terrible rookie mistake but I wouldn't want to endanger another one of these awesome creatures. Sorry for the long post just really need some advice at the moment.