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    Default New theory on glowing scorpions

    Scorpion bodies are studded with eyes, sometimes as many as twelve — and scientists may have found one more.

    A scorpion’s entire exoskeleton may act as one giant light receptor, a full-body proto-eye that detects shadows cast by moonlight and starlight.

    That’s still just a hypothesis, but it would help explain why they glow so brilliantly under ultraviolet light.
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    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/scorpion-fluorescence/

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    Default Re: New theory on glowing scorpions

    Thanks for the link, good reading. I'll try to avoid the usual 'my new EDC!' comments and the like.

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    Default Re: New theory on glowing scorpions

    I'm going to Arizona in a couple weeks. I need to get a UV light before then and find some scorpions to shine it on. Always wanted to do that.

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    Is there a consensus as to which wavelength range works best for the stingy little buggers ?

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    Default Re: New theory on glowing scorpions

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago X View Post
    Is there a consensus as to which wavelength range works best for the stingy little buggers ?
    One foot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kestrel View Post
    'my new EDC!'
    Finally, a light that you can send out and it will walk around and light up the camp by itself. Outstanding!

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    Default Re: New theory on glowing scorpions

    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    I'm going to Arizona in a couple weeks. I need to get a UV light before then and find some scorpions to shine it on. Always wanted to do that.
    They're a little hard to find this time of year since most of them go dormant. Come around in August though and I get you buckets of 'em.

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