After the unsuccessful video shoot on July 9, it is clear there need to be some revisions:
- Use a paintbrush attachment as paintbrushes seem to be quite good at provoking a sting (as mentioned in the Mirror box construction post).
- If the scorpions remain oblivious to paintbrush strokes/pokes use electrical shocks in tandem with the paintbrush strokes/pokes in order to cause the scorpion to associate contact with the paintbrush with electrical shocks. The director of my project, Dr. Stephen Helms-Tillery has assured me that this method is quite affective for getting subjects to be more aggressive towards something (in this case the paintbrush).
As for the scorpions, it has proven difficult to keep the them alive (at least in their small, separate containers). After mentioning this to Dr. Steven Helms-Tillery he agreed to take a few of the scorpions and put them in a proper aquarium.