Black light...

That Guy

Arachnoknight
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ok IM a Tarantula person not a scorp person.... Anyways, I wanted to know why those common petco/petsmart scorps glow under a black light?
 

Kugellager

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Nearly all species of adult scorpions fluoresce under UV light. It has somethign to do with how their exoskeleton absorbs and re-emitts ultraviolet light. As to the purpose of the fluorescence...it is not know why this occurrs.

John
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