You might have seen animals with fluorescent appearances in films that you have watched. How cool would it be for them to be here in real life as well? Well, here is some good news. There are such animals, but you never knew they did glow.
You would never believe it if someone said that scorpions are fluorescent. They are, but only under a blacklight or a UV light. This something very interesting as an insect artist named Sarah Folts posted about this fact making a big impact in the world. Scroll down to read more about this amazing fact below. More info & Photo courtesy: The Butterfly Babe | DepositPhotos
As you can see these scorpions turn into turquoise and purple color under the blacklight or even the moonlight. This phenomenon occurs due to the hyaline layer of its body. This is a part of their exoskeleton which is flexible. The mother used in this test turned turquoise while the babies had hues of purple. Folts explained that it must be because the babies are still grown.
It is said that the scorpions can sense light with their entire body. So, this layer acts as a tool for identifying UV light and staying away from it. This is a very sophisticated biological tool on an animal’s body, that was hidden from human knowledge for a long time. Folts has posted these media online and a lot of people have gone absolutely nuts over this fact. The video below has been viewed and shared many times all around the world. This is one of the most amazing and colorful animal phenomena that has been recorded.
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