Blue Death

The close proximity of the blacklight coupled with the lowered exposure really brings out her textured body. Alexial is a deathstalker scorpion, Leiurus quinquestriatus.

In normal light she looks like this:


You should NEVER leave a blacklight on a scorpion long-term. The intense UV rays will eventually kill the nocturnal animal. Some pet stores market scorpion habitats with blacklights because they look cool, but they don't tell you the facts.

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Taken on November 12, 2006