If there has been a post about this previously I apologize in advance cuz when I did a search I didn't find anything... but my emperor scorpion just died last night after owning him for almost a year... he ate fine not to much though... but right before he passed away I reach in the cage and changed his water and as usual he took a swing at me and almost stung me... which was not strange for him. He was terribly aggressive lol. So I just brought the water out and changed it put it back still about got stung no big deal it was good to see he was active as usual... well with in the next few hours he started leaning towards one side and all so I was worried about him and caught him ( the way I always have... grab the stinger and then place him in my hand ) well he was still trying to pinch me so I put him back... well a couple hours later I check again and he was dead.. I mean I know I did not harm him cuz he wasn't dropped wasn't squeezed nothing like that cuz I have handled him a lot in the past as well. Well he didn't act stressed or anything... just annoyed it looked. But I know he did not starve... did not drown nothing like that... maybe it was old age..? Cuz when I purchased him from the pet store about a year ago he was maybe 4 inches close to 5... from tip of the stinger to the face area... when I measured him after he passed he was a bit over 7 inches... so possibly it was old age..? I am not sure... I was just wondering if anyone else would have any idea as to why he might have died? I plan on getting another one shortly... hopefully a younger one. Another thing is... during the year I owned it... he never once shed... which I thought was strange since my ball python and rose hair have shed several times.. well thanks for your time and posting if you choose to do so.