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PostSubject: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/7/2009, 1:42 pm

I was wondering, what other arachnid or insect reacts to the blacklight??
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/7/2009, 2:16 pm

None that I'm aware of.

Some fungi will, though. It's pretty cool -- there's a lichen growing in a park next to where I live that fluoresces as brightly as scorpions.

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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 1:04 pm

A lot of animals can see it though.
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 1:08 pm

so can u use black light to check yor scorpions health?
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 1:33 pm

A scorpion regardless of health will flouresce unger UV.
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 3:06 pm

i mean 2 check 4 early stages mold n stuff like that?
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 3:31 pm

Huh?

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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 3:32 pm

Rolling Eyes no... not if the scorp glows the same as the fungi...
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 3:38 pm

i thort maybe if the scorp was ill it would not be as bright
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 3:49 pm

Scorps only don't glow if they've just molted. Even a dead scorp glows -- I have one that's been dead for 2.5 years and still glows.

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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 3:52 pm

I've heard from some folk that if you store a scorpion in liquid after a while the liquid will begin to flouresce too... wonder if it's true.
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PostSubject: Re: UV fluorescence (Black light)   2/28/2009, 4:37 pm

Maybe? I know that some methods of preservation destroy (or leech out) the fluorescent chemicals -- the preserved scorps at OSU don't fluoresce.

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