This is not the first time Nur Malena Hassan has performed a stunt like this - she achieved the world record in 2001, after living with 2,700 of the poisonous arachnids for 30 days.
But a year later, the title was usurped by Kanchana Ketkeaw from Thailand, who spent 31 days in a box with 3,400 scorpions.
She is determined to hold onto her record this time - even though she's already achieved the world record, she plans to remain in the box until Saturday, according to the biscuit company which is sponsoring her stunt.
"We don't want her to lose focus, thinking that this is enough," said a spokesman for the company.
"If we can reach 36 days, it will be more difficult for someone else to beat us next time."