Scorpion under black light

So I know this has been done before, but I had to see for myself how our little bark scorpions would look in black light. The following two photos are essentially the same photo, but with the first under white light only, and the second under black light. I think it's pretty neat. I found it interesting that the tip of the stinger and the tips of some of the mouth parts are black and do not respond to the black light as does the rest of the animal.


Chris said...


Anonymous said...

Fun fact - the tips of the stinger and pincers are made of zinc - which is why they don't glow.