Scorpions Glow Under UV Light

Scorpions Glow Under UV Light

When exposed to ultraviolet light, scorpions glow a bright blue-green. Scientists have many theories for why this happens: some think that scorpions glow to attract prey, while others believe that it might make them more visible to one another. A leading hypothesis is that the glowing, when prompted by a full moon's UV rays, lets scorpions known when it's too bright out to hunt.


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    Scorpions glow under ultraviolet light. (0:18)

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    Some scientists theorize that scorpions glow under ultraviolet light to attract prey. (0:29)

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    Scorpions may glow under ultraviolet light as a mechanism for determining when it is too bright outside to hunt. (1:03)

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