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Watch a Scorpion and Its Young Glow Different Colors Under UV Light

4 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Did you know that Scorpions glow when you put them under an ultraviolet light? Ecological artist The Butterfly Babe has shared a video showing a mother scorpion with her young gathered on her back and glowing a bright blue and purple under ultraviolet light.
As spotted by Laughing Squid , this fluorescent feature is due to specific proteins in scorpion exoskeletons, although the reason for its evolutionary usage is not entirely clear.
What is clear is that subjecting the large arachnids to ultraviolet light makes for some stunning photo and video opportunities, as different species of...
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