Saturday, October 19, 2013

CSI Scorpions

Horatio has been using UV light to great effect over the years to bring Miami's bad guys to justice. Now it's been discovered that scorpions also react to black lights due to fluorescing properties of their exoskeletons when exposed to light of this wavelength.

With small hand held UV devices easily available online, anyone traveling on safari can equip themselves with a scorpion detecting device. Whether you're an arachnaphobe or arachnaphile, these hitherto invisible nocturnal critters will spring to life on your next trip into the bush.

Parabuthus sp. under UV light near Tarangire NP, Tanzania

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