Got tagged by my Emp !

Dilbrain

Arachnoknight
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This morning I was doing some enclosure maintenance in my Emperor enclosure. I have recently handled both of my Emps for various reasons.
Today I decided to pick the larger one up because he was half in the water dish. Whilst he was in my hand he decided to sting me. :eek:
Twice in the same spot, on my index finger. There was some pain, but it seemed to be a dry sting, as there are very little after effects.
Do scorpions have the ability to withold venom as T's do with bites ?
It's a shame but I will not handle him again which is probably a good thing.
Oops sory mods can you move this to the correct place please ?
 

jeroenkooijman

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Yes scorpions can hold back on venom if they want.
The scorp decides how many venom is injected, sometimes they don't inject venom. ;)
 

Tleilaxu

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weird the only time I was stung is by accident on my part. I was moving one way and the scorp was moving the other and we connected... their was very little pain at all.
 

kahoy

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emps are not venomous, and even seems to have its venom uneffective
 
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