(seemed like a good name after 3 beers)

Step Six:  Cleansing of specimen

"Sort of looks like a lobster."

Evidently scorpions sink.  So does mustard.  If you slosh "mustardy" scorpion around a cup of water you'll only succeed in making it more mustardy.  <sigh!>

I drained the water and plopped the scorpion back into the original glass, despite the small puddle of vodka that remained in it.  I felt defeated.  Nothing was going as planned.  The scorpion barely moved.  I began to doubt my alcoholic ability to drive a scorpion mad.  The experiment seemed doomed to failure.

What next?