Emperor scorpions live in the coast countries of west central Africa. They are one of the largest scorpions in the world! They are terrestrial and active in late hours of the day. Although each scorpion has a venomous stinger on the tip of its tail, adults normally rely on their large claws, or palps, to capture prey. Females give birth to live young, which they carry around on their backs. Mother and young often share a nest chamber dug into a termite mound. Emperor scorpions help control insect populations in desert habitats.