Have you ever seen scorpions under UV light? An insect artist, Sarah Folts, popularly known as The Butterfly Babe, recently released a film of kids and a mom scorpion shining beautifully under UV light.
In the video, the mother scorpion’s exoskeleton turns a greenish-blue hue when exposed to UV radiation, while the offspring’ exoskeletons turn purple. Because they contain a hyaline layer in their cuticle that interacts with light, these insects appear to glow.
The brightness isn’t simply a faint glow; it’s bright enough to illuminate the scorpions that have turned into fossils. Scientists also discovered that the liquids in which the scorpions are kept begin to glow.
They’re attempting to figure out why they have this glow, even if they don’t know why. And some scholars have proposed several ideas to explain it. And some scholars have proposed several ideas to explain it.
Among the ideas is that it aids in the detection and avoidance of UV radiation. Also, according to a research in 2012, they perceive light from all over their bodies, not just their eyes. It aids them in determining whether there is light or not.
Another fascinating thing about them is that as their cuticle becomes tougher, their shine becomes brighter. And because the infants’ cuticles are delicate, they have a distinct hue. Because of their light, researchers can easily locate them in the evening, when they are most active.
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