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Giant Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus spinifer) glowing under UV light | by PF T.J.
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Giant Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus spinifer) glowing under UV light

Scorpions tend to glow under UV illumination as a result of chemical reactions happening within the carapace.

 

Long has been discussed the reasons behind this UV illumination. Right now scientists believe that this phenomenon, which is very light sensitive, allows scorpions to look for areas without light- a place to hide!

 

Sample provided by Chan Zi Yang

 

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Taken on June 6, 2014