Is My Dune Scorpion Dead?

Mojo!

I know this is FISH lore but any help is appreciated.
This is my dune scorpion who is currently laying in the open (not hiding) who hasn’t moved in about 2 days.

Information about tank:
10 gallon heated tank (heat lamp
^suggested size is surprisingly only 2.5, so I went extra
Several inch deep sand with drift wood scattered around to hide in

Evidence that proves he’s DEA
His tail is ALMOST full flat on ground
He has been rejecting food the past few weeks
He didn’t budge when I nudged him with tweezers (this is normal for scorpions though, dead or alive)

Evidence that proves he’s ALIVE:
Smells perfectly normal (people say it will smell bad if it is dead)
He was very active right before this happened
He is relatively young and has a tank far better than what most people buy
His tail isn’t full flat on floor. The tip of it is sticking up a bit
His body looks normal, no abnormal positioning besides tail


Thoughts?
 

CanadianFishFan

This is FishLore.... I'm pretty sure 0.1% of the people know or have a scorpion. Go try on a reptile forum.
 

Mojo!

Oh and not to confuse anybody this is a real scorpion not like a fish called scorpion or something like that
 

CanadianJoeh

Unfortunately I have no idea, wish I could help. If he hasn't moved in 2 days he's either dead or hibernating, though.
 

ScorpionGuy

If you can provide a picture I could help you. Scorpions are my THING. It sounds like it may be sick but not dead. You could try putting a prey item right in it's face, that generally creates a response. Also, if it is limp, that could be a sign that it has died or is dying. If it's legs are curled in, that generally means they are dead.

This is what a dead scorpion looks like. Take note of the position of the legs and pedipalps.
Scorpions - Escorpións
 

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