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PostSubject: Blue lights?   8/5/2012, 9:36 am

Hey everyone, new to the hobby here. Just wondering what color lights (or type) would be fine to keep on a scorp?

I was thinking either blue or red CFL lights?

Any thoughts? emp
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/5/2012, 10:20 am

i keep mine with no light, b'cause light will stress them up. but i saw some people use the red cfl light., or you can choose exoterra Night-Glo. all the best., and welcome to the hobby~ Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/5/2012, 10:23 am

Thanks!

Isn't there a safe spectrum that doesn't bother them?
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/5/2012, 12:02 pm

UV light / black light. Smile scorpions don't seem to suffer any ill effect of the UV light and don't react to the UV light at all. try it, it will give you another surprise! believe me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/5/2012, 1:06 pm

The recommended light to use is infared only
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/5/2012, 2:52 pm

I was wondering this also as at retile centres etc im sure they keep them in blue lights, but everyone says different so iv still got no lights at mo until i figure out which colour lights best for my babies.
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/5/2012, 7:34 pm

There are many similar topics on this forum regarding lighting. Please read through them for more information. I will go into this briefly though.

The only light you should use on scorpions regularly is an infrared heat lamp.

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet or "blacklights" can be harmful to scorpions. It's fine for brief periods of time for pictures and what not, but don't use it everyday.

Normal florescent lights are out of the question.

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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/7/2012, 10:17 am

liocheles wrote:
UV light / black light. Smile scorpions don't seem to suffer any ill effect of the UV light and don't react to the UV light at all. try it, it will give you another surprise! believe me. Very Happy

when i'm using a uv flashlight, scorpions usually react the same way as if i would use bright white light, they run and hide!
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/7/2012, 11:43 am

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liocheles wrote:
UV light / black light. Smile scorpions don't seem to suffer any ill effect of the UV light and don't react to the UV light at all. try it, it will give you another surprise! believe me. Very Happy

when i'm using a uv flashlight, scorpions usually react the same way as if i would use bright white light, they run and hide!
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Haven't seen you post in a while, hauser. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/7/2012, 12:51 pm

oh, i might be wrong then, sorry, my bad. thanks for the info. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Blue lights?   8/8/2012, 1:59 am

It might be subjective.

Some scorpion does react to black light (e.g. shy away and hide) and some scorpions simply couldn't care less and does not seems to be bothered by it (e.g. staying stationary like as if posing for a shot) I have experienced both. I guess, it depends on specimens to specimens.

It is not advisable for prolonged exposure for scorpions to be under black light, e.g. 24/7 exposure. Occasional viewing under black light e.g. few mins per day is basically harmless Smile
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