Advertisement Emporer scorpion, approximately 4". My husband and I were getting her out of her enclosure and I accidentally dropped her. He stuck his arm out to catch her and received a sting on the back of his right forearm. When I took her from him, I received a sting on the back or my right hand. My sting resulted in a 1/4" red mark with a stinging sensation of 7 on a scale of 1-10. My symptoms dissapeared within 1 hour. My husband got a black 1/4" raised nodule within one hour. His stinging pain was a 10 on the 1-10 scale. The nodule gradually dissapeared, but layers of skin peeled off of the sting site for several weeks, as if the poison was emerging. The lump lasted 3-4 weeks, with moderate soreness. Neither of us sought out medical attention, as doctors in our area know absolutely NOTHING about this sort of thing. Note: I have no bee sting allergies, HE does. After this experience, I tend to belive the experts when they say a bite or sting from MOST scorpions/tarantulas is much like that of a bee or wasp sting.